Fun Stuff for Physical Education #68
February 26, 2009

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #68
February 26, 2009

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

1. Editor's Note

As always, this issue of Fun Stuff for PE contains excellent free content. There's a link to a website showing video of soccer players - during games - employing some really amazing moves; our blog discussion on why PE teachers often make the best academic teachers; and an article from the archives about a fundraiser that involves crazy hats.

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #68
February 26, 2009
And for PE Update members, here's what we've added to the website since the last issue of Fun Stuff: an article on how to convert your schoolyard into a winter mini-golf course; a hockey drill that teaches players how to pass off the boards; a study on ice therapy that shows that intermittent icing is most effective; an article and video on a cross-country skiing drill that develops better balance; and finally, a mental trick for improved golf putting.

While this newsletter is free, 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 watch our video tour at: PE Update Video Tour

I hope you enjoy this issue!

Dick Moss, Editor


Fun Stuff for Physical Education #68
February 26, 2009
2. From the Web

What makes elite soccer players different from the average Joe? The hours spent with a ball, bouncing off every part of their body, using it like a hacky sack until they can move it around their body any way they want. It might seem like wasted time to some of your players, but this video will show them some of the game applications of having this type of ball sense etc.

It's also a good way to demonstrate some very cool soccer moves.

Cool Soccer Tricks link


Fun Stuff for Physical Education #68
February 26, 2009
3. New Additions to the Website

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

  • Facilities: How to Make a Winter Mini-Golf Course In Your School Yard
    How to make a winter mini-putt course in your schoolyard for use in PE classes or recess.

  • Golf: Putting - Imagine a Wicket
    A putting tip for physical education students in which they aim through an imaginary croquet wicket.

  • Hockey: Pass Off the Boards Drill
    A hockey drill that teaches players to use the boards to pass and to move around defenders.

  • Training-Room Tips: Intermittent Icing Method is Most Effective
    An effective injury icing regimen, in which patients ice for 10 minutes, rest, then repeat.

  • XC Skiing (Video Link): Scooter Drill Variations for Better Balance
    Three variations of the scooter drill that will improve your physical education students' ability to balance on their XC skis.

The PE website has 327 other articles on these topics! Become a member and you can read them all today! Click Here!


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February 26, 2009
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Fun Stuff for Physical Education #68
February 26, 2009
4. From the PE Update Blog

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

The lessons and attitudes learned in physical education programs make educators more effective when teaching academic courses.



Fun Stuff for Physical Education #68
February 26, 2009
5. From the Archives

In 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:

Fundraising: Crazy Hat Day Fundraiser

A day on which students and staff pay a fee to wear their craziest hat to class.

The PE website has 51 other articles on fundraising ready for you to read! Become a member and get access to them today! Click Here!


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