Physical Education Tips of the Week #43
May 1, 2008

Physical Education Tips of the Week #43
May 1, 2008

Dick Moss, Editor

1. Editor's Note

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This week, we've included two scientific studies on spring sports. One dispels the assumption that fastballs can be hit farther than curve balls. The other examines the effectiveness of raised and inclined boards in long jump training. Plus, we included a super relay for classes or field uses toilet plungers!

Physical Education Tips of the Week #43
May 1, 2008

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Dick Moss, Editor


Physical Education Tips of the Week #43
May 1, 2008
2. From the Web


With the NBA playoffs underway, I thought this video would be appropriate.
All-star guard, Alan Iverson, always dreamed of going mano-a-mano against Michael Jordan. Here's how Iverson (looking very young) made out when his dream finally came true. Unfortunately, Iverson's current team, the Denver Nuggets, were eliminated from the playoffs - swept in four games by the LA Lakers.

Click here.


Physical Education Tips of the Week #43
May 1, 2008
3. New Additions to the Websites

Here are the Articles that have been added to the websites this week.
These articles are available only to PE Update members.

  • Baseball/Softball: Curve Balls Can Be Hit Farther Than Fastballs
    A perfectly hit curve ball will travel farther than a fastball. Here's why.

  • Field Events: Are Inclined Boards Really Effective in Long Jump Training?
    Inclined and raised boards are effective training aids for the long jump. Here's why.

  • Games: Skateboard and Plunger Relay
    A relay in which students sit on skateboards and push themselves using toilet plungers.


Physical Education Tips of the Week #43
May 1, 2008
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Physical Education Tips of the Week #43
May 1, 2008
4. From the PE Update Blog

Monday Morning Musings on the World of Sports, Coaching & Physical Education from Editor, Dick Moss.

The editor gives his opinion on the behavior of the high school football coaches in the documentary, "Year of the Bull." He was shocked.
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Physical Education Tips of the Week #43
May 1, 2008
5. Pick of the Week

Each week, I'll highlight a useful article from the PE Update Archives. The article will be available to non-members of the website for a week, and to members forever!

This week's pick is:

Iliotibial band syndrome is a nasty injury, producing pain on the outside of the knee. Fortunately, it responds to massage. If your students don't have a massage partner, they can use foam noodles or pop bottles to massage their iliotibial band. Here's how.


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