Fun Stuff for Physical Education #73 
May 7, 2009

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #73
May 7, 2009

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

1. Editor's Note

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What's in this issue of the Fun Stuff Newsletter? Our free content includes a link to a manual from Athletics Canada that describes appropriate track and field training activities for children at different ages; our blog, in which I discuss how physical education teachers can foster creativity in students; and a free article that illustrates a fun relay game you can play with a shot put.

And for PE Update members, here's what we've added to the website since the last issue: another article on grip strength and baseball; an article about the two-handed lacrosse hold; a way to increase your students' veggie and fruit intake; a fun game for outdoor education class; and a wrestling game that's great for class or practice.

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I hope you enjoy this issue!

Dick Moss, Editor


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2. From the Web - Free Resources

Are you the track and field coach for your school? Do you wish you knew the training activities that are most appropriate for your different grade levels? Take a look at the Long-Term Development model from Athletics Canada. It describes - in broad strokes - the type of activity that's most appropriate for athletes through nine stages of development. It's available free of charge from the Athletics Ontario website. Go to the link below and then click on "Long Term Athlete Development" on the left navigation bar.

Long-Term Development Model for Athletics


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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

  • Baseball: Better Grip Strength Does Not Improve Bat Speed
    A study of collegiate baseball players shows that there is no relationship between grip strength and bat speed.

  • Issues/Blog: Where are all the Soapbox Cars?
    The editor discusses the role that physical education teachers can play in fostering creativity in students.

  • Lacrosse (Video Link): The Cross-Handed Hold
    A lacrosse technique you can teach in physical education class, in which the defender traps the shooter with his stick and forearm.

  • Nutrition: Assignment Increases Fruit and Vegetable Intake
    An assignment that encourages physical education and health class students to eat more fruits and vegetables.

  • Outdoor Education: Eagle Eye - A Fun Game for Physical Education Classes
    An outdoor hide-and-seek variation that develops physical education students' ability to observe the natural environment.

  • Track: Long-Term Development Model for Track Coaches and PE Teachers
    A free document from Athletics Canada that describes the best type of training activities for track and field athletes of different ages.

  • Wrestling: Ball Escape Game
    A partner game in which a wrestler must carry a ball while being impeded by an opponent. Great for physical education class or wrestling practice.

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May 7, 2009
4. From the PE Update Blog

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

The editor discusses the role that physical education teachers can play in fostering creativity in students.



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May 7, 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:


The shot put relay is a fun game you can use in your field event throwing unit, with your varsity throwers, or in any physical education class.

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