Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #60 
October 30, 2008

Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #60
October 30, 2008

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

1. Editor's Note

If some of you weren't able to access Fun Stuff for PE #59 (October 16th), my apologies. You can still read it though - as always, all back issues are available on the following page: Back Issues

Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #60 
October 30, 2008
What's been added to PE over the past two weeks? Some cool content!. There's a fun relay race in which you must move your team while enclosed within a hula hoop; some tips for conducting your baseball practice when you find your field unavailable; a super exercise that develops leg stability when jumping; a way to make your tennis service toss more consistent; and a way to make running or walking laps more fun.

The above articles are for PE Update members only. But this newsletter also contains lots of free content! There's a video showing some fun long-snapping tricks by football center Bryan Pittman; a link to this week's blog, in which I discuss the difference between indoor and outdoor coaches; and our free article from the archives describing a basketball variation that puts the emphasis on passing to teammates before taking a shot.

This newsletter is free, but most of the content on PE is for members-only, including instructional videos, the discussion group, over 2100 articles that you can read, print and email... and much more.

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

I hope you enjoy this issue!

Dick Moss, Editor


Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #60 
October 30, 2008
2. From the Web

If you were watching the New York Giants against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week, you witnessed a long-snapper miss the mark, resulting in a safety and a pulled hamstring for his punter. Oops! Long-snappers usually only get attention when they do something wrong, but Houston Texans center Bryan Pittman brings a certain glamor to his role with his unique trick-snap abilities. In this video, you can see him snap groceries into a shopping cart, a ball into a moving vehicle and a basketball into a basket from half court. I really liked his ability to put a spiral on a roll of bagels. You'll have to sit through a short commercial, but it's not long. Click here to see the video:
Long Snap Tricks


Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #60 
October 30, 2008
3. New Additions to the Website

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

  • Baseball: How to Practice Without a Field
    You can hold your baseball practices or PE classes on asphalt courts or parking lots if you bring the right balls.

  • Games: Rocket Shuttle Relay Race
    A fun relay race that involves a hula hoop, squished teammates and lots of cooperation.

  • Strength: Jumping-Mat High Hops
    An exercise that develops leg power and the ability to jump and land in unbalanced situations.

  • Tennis: Use the Ice Cream Grip for a More Consistent Service Toss
    A way to hold the tennis ball that produces greater consistency on the service toss.

  • XC Running: A Poker Run Makes Running Laps Fun
    A relay in which teammates must race while jammed inside a hula hoop.

The PE website has 376 other articles on these topics! Become a member and you can read them all today! Click Here!


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October 30, 2008
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October 30, 2008
4. From the PE Update Blog

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

Your editor discusses his case of intermittent "indoor-coaching-envy." //


Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #60 
October 30, 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!

Basketball: Passing Points Game

A fun basketball game that encourages team passing.

The PE website has 79 other articles on basketball ready for you to read! Become a member and get access to them today! Click Here!


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