Physical Education Tips of the Week #52
July 10, 2008

Physical Education Tips of the Week #52
July 10, 2008

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

1. Editor's Note

Physical Education Tips of the Week #52
July 10, 2008
I've had a busy and eventful two weeks. Last week, I travelled to the Canada Olympic Trials for track and field with some of my track club athletes. We ended up with two bronze medals and no qualifiers. But it was a lot of fun to watch - especially one of our high schoolers who suddenly found herself among the best in country, and acquitted herself remarkably well. More on that in a future blog posting.

In the meantime, here are the articles we have added to PE over the past two weeks: There's a way to increase attendance at home games by offering a free clinic; a coaching cue for better tennis backhands; information on how much and how far soccer refs run in a game (it's good exercise); how to amaze your students on an outdoor education trip; and a free resources for the volleyball unit in your physical education classes.

The above articles are for PE Update members only. But how about free stuff? This newsletter includes links to a video that might give you a better appreciation for table tennis in anticipation of the summer Olympics; our blog, in which I discuss "diving" in professional soccer; and a free "From the Archives Selection" - an article on mistakes that team sport coaches make when attempting to develop maximum speed in their athletes.

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.

If you're not already a member of the PE Update website, then join up today!! You can get more information here: PE Update Membership Information

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

Dick Moss, Editor


Physical Education Tips of the Week #52
July 10, 2008
2. From the Web

While you may never teach table tennis in your classes, it doesn't hurt to have an appreciation for non-traditional sports. Table tennis doesn't get much respect in North America, but it is Olympic sport and it is incredibly popular in Asian countries like China and Korea.

Take a look at the athletic ability demonstrated by the two table tennis players in this video. It's impressive!
Table Tennis Video


Physical Education Tips of the Week #52
July 10, 2008
3. New Additions to the Website

Here are the Articles that have been added to the website in the past two weeks.
These articles are available to members of PE

  • Free Resource: Guide to Volleyball Basics
    A free eBook that would make an excellent textbook for your physical education volleyball unit.

  • Outdoor Education: Predict Temperatures With a Cricket Thermometer
    How outdoor education teachers can predict temperatures by counting a cricket's chirps.

  • Promotion: Coaching Clinic Promotion
    Use a coaching clinic as a reward for bringing a group to one of your home games.

  • Soccer: Soccer Referees Run as Hard as Many Players
    Soccer referees run about the same distance at similar intensities as the players for whom they are officiating.

  • Tennis: Shoulder Blade Cue for Better Backhands
    A coaching cue for the tennis backhand that will increase power by 20%.

The PE Update website has 252 other articles on these five topics! Become a member and you can read them today! Click Here!


Physical Education Tips of the Week #52
July 10, 2008
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Physical Education Tips of the Week #52
July 10, 2008
4. From the PE Update Blog

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

The editor enjoyed watching the European Cup, but like many North American sports fans, hates the "flopping" inherent in the professional game.
To read more, click this link to the blog: //


Physical Education Tips of the Week #52
July 10, 2008
5. From the Archives

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:
Errors When Developing Maximum Speed in Team Sports

Some of the speed drills that team sport coaches use with their athletes actually develop speed-endurance, not pure speed. Here are some better alternatives.


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