Physical Education Tips of the Week #48
June 5, 2008

Physical Education Tips of the Week #48
June 5, 2008

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update

1. Editor's Note

Well you're on the home stretch! About one more month until summer vacation. Hang in there everybody!! In the meantime, I know some of you will be taking student athletes to your championships in track and soccer and possibly lacrosse. Good luck!

Physical Education Tips of the Week #48
June 5, 2008
This week's article additions to the website included a basketball drill that is great for practicing the defensive trap and offensive press break; an article on how to peak your sprinters and hurdlers for major competitions; and a method for turning old tennis balls into excellent juggling balls.

How about free stuff? This newsletter also provides links to free nutrition and fitness downloads from Shaquille O'Neal's childhood obesity website; my blog discussion on the differences between masters basketball players and our younger counterparts and the role physical education has played in our lives; and a free article on how to get your runners to time and record their own interval times.

This newsletter is free, but most of the content on the website is for members-only, including instructional videos, the discussion group, almost 2000 articles that you can read, print and email... and much more.

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I hope you enjoy this issue of PE Tips of the Week!

Dick Moss, Editor


Physical Education Tips of the Week #48
June 5, 2008
2. From the Web

Shocked by the problem of childhood obesity, NBA star, Shaquille O'Neal, decided to do something about it. Along with a number of experts, he designed a nutrition and exercise program for overweight middle schoolers in Florida. His quest became a network television show in 2007.

His website has a number of excellent resources for physical education teachers. It includes a number of downloadable resources, such as the reproducible pledge, exercises, daily workout sheets, nutritional information (such as how to adapt drinks to make them more healthy). Definitely worth a look..
To see the website Click here.


Physical Education Tips of the Week #48
June 5, 2008
3. New Additions to the Websites

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

  • Basketball: Teach Trapping Skills with the 4 x 4x 4 Chaos Drill
    A drill that provides practice in trapping the ball and in beating the trap.

  • Equipment: How to Make Tennis Ball Juggling Balls
    How to turn your old tennis balls into weighted juggling balls.

  • Track: Peaking Schedule for Sprinters and Hurdlers
    A highly successful peaking schedule for elite hurdlers and sprinters.

The PE Update website has 232 other articles on these three topics! Become a member and you can read them today! Click Here!


Physical Education Tips of the Week #48
June 5, 2008
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Physical Education Tips of the Week #48
June 5, 2008
4. From the PE Update Blog

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

Cold chicken wings and coffee for a pre-game breakfast? Yup- masters basketball players have different priorities than their younger counterparts. But the fact they are still playing is a testament to their school physical education and sports programs.
To find out more, click this link to the blog: //


Physical Education Tips of the Week #48
June 5, 2008
5. Free 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:
Track: Self-Reporting System for Track Practice & Physical Education Running Classes

Are there too many runners on your track team or PE class for you to time yourself. Then use this system to have them time and record their intervals themselves. I have released last week's article and video for non-members to see.


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