Physical Education Tips of the Week #53
July 24, 2008

Physical Education Tips of the Week #53
July 24, 2008

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

1. Editor's Note

I hope you're having a great summer. If you're in the mood to do a little physical education reading, here's the latest newsletter.

Physical Education Tips of the Week #53
July 24, 2008
We have added six articles to PE over the past two weeks: They include articles on a better jump shot release; a different way to measure the runup for long and triple jump; a fundraising idea using the new GeoCaching craze; tips for reading the ball's roll on chip shots; a way to improve baseball catcher's vision; and a way to randomly select teams in 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 shows a martial arts class in a Seoul, Korea sports high school; our blog, in which I tell a story about how a barber helped a young athlete at the Canadian Olympic Trials; and finally, from our archives, a swimming article on whether to breathe on one side or both sides when performing the front crawl.

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 #53
July 24, 2008
2. From the Web

It's interesting to see physical education sessions from other countries. Taekwondo is part of the curriculum at the Seoul Physical Education High School - a specialty sport school in South Korea. If you want to observe part of a class, check out the following video:

Seoul Physical Education Video


Physical Education Tips of the Week #53
July 24, 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

  • Baseball: The Blink Drill Improves Vision in Baseball Catchers
    How to improve your catcher's ability to visually track breaking balls.

  • Basketball: Release the Ball Early for Better Jump Shots
    Why jump shots with an early release tend to be more accurate.

  • Field Events: How to Determine the Runup Distance for the Long & Triple Jump
    How to measure long and triple jump runups to ensure a maximum speed takeoff.

  • Fundraising: Raise Funds With a GeoCaching Tournament
    How to use the latest geocaching craze to raise funds for your physical education or school sports program.

  • Golf: Predicting the Roll of Chip Shots on Different Grass Conditions
    Low points on the green and the lie from which you chip will affect the roll of your chip shots.

  • Teaching Tips: Index Card Method for Selecting Teams for Physical Education Classes
    How to use index cards to randomly select teams in your physical education classes.

The PE Update website has 364 other articles on these six topics! Become a member and you can read them today! Click Here!


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July 24, 2008
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Physical Education Tips of the Week #53
July 24, 2008
4. From the PE Update Blog

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

How a random act of kindness helped a high school student win a bronze medal at the Canadian Olympic Trials.
To read more, click this link to the blog: //


Physical Education Tips of the Week #53
July 24, 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:
Swimming Freestyle - Should You Breathe on Both Sides?

Some swimmers race faster while breathing on only one side, even though there are advantages to two-sided breathing. Here's a good compromise solution to this problem.


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