Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #62 
November 27, 2008

Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #62
November 27, 2008

1. Editor's Note

Hey American readers - Happy Thanksgiving! Because I'm a Canadian, our Thanksgiving was last month, so this is a working day for me. But to console myself, I'll keep the office television tuned into the afternoon football game. Now that's something to be thankful for!

Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #62 
November 27, 2008
What's been added to PE over the past two weeks? Lots of good stuff, including a fundraiser involving cake, a soccer lead-up game, a motivating poster for your bulletin board, a way to practice crowded steeplechase hurdling, and a video describing what football defensive backs should do when beaten by a fast receiver.

The above articles are for PE Update members-only. But how about free content? There's a link to a free eBook describing games from Australian indigenous cultures; our bi-weekly blog, discussing how it's the level of competition, not the level of skill that makes sport exciting to watch; and finally, our free article from the PE Update archives about a way to encourage participation versus winning in your intramural program.

This newsletter is free, but most of the content on PE is for members-only, including instructional videos, the discussion group, over 2000 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 #62 
November 27, 2008
2. From the Web - Free Resources

This free eBook is provided at no cost from the "Participating in Sport" department of the Australian Sports Commission. It describes a selection of games and activities from the aboriginal societies of Australia. You can download the entire book, book chapters divided by appropriate age group, or individual games.

Yulunga: Australian Indigenous Games


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November 27, 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

  • Fundraising: Cakewalk Fundraiser
    A fundraiser in which students purchase slices of cake during class.

  • Soccer: Sardine Soccer
    A passing game in which players pass the ball to constantly moving teammates while within the confusion of a confined area.

  • Sport Psychology: Motivation Board
    A motivational sheet that the members of your team or physical education class can contribute to as the season progresses.

  • Track: Steeplechase - Sight Line Drill for Steeplechase Pack Running
    A drill that teaches steeplechasers how to run in a pack and hurdle when they can't see the upcoming barriers.

  • Football - Defensive Back Strategy When Outrun by a Receiver
    How to avoid the most common mistake made by defensive backs when outrun by a fast receiver. Includes video link.

  • Resources - Yulunga: Australian Indigenous Games eBook
    A free eBook that describes numerous games from Australian indigenous cultures.

The PE website has 279 other articles on these topics! Become a member and you can read them all today! Click Here!


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November 27, 2008
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November 27, 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 that the difference between the "best" and the "almost best" is so small that most people can't tell the difference just by watching.


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November 27, 2008
5. From the Archives

Every issue, 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 issue's article is:

Intramurals: Scoring System Encourages Participation

A scoring system for your intramural program that puts the focus on participation and sportsmanship rather than winning.

The PE website has 22 other articles on administration/intramurals ready for you to read! Become a member and get access to them today! Click Here!


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