Fun Stuff for Physical Education #75
June 4, 2009

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #75
June 4, 2009

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update

1. Editor's Note

Welcome to the latest issue of Fun Stuff for PE!

We've been adding features to PE and are now selling eBooks on the site. While these particular eBooks have been available on other eBook sites, this is the first time we've been able to sell them ourselves. And since they're our own eBooks, we can offer them at a discount. Right now, two eBooks from the "Tricks of the Trade" series are selling for only $9.95. Others will soon follow. If you want to check out "Tricks of the Trade for the Sprints, Hurdles & Relays" or "Tricks of the Trade for Middle Distance, Distance & Cross-Country Running," go the to "Products" department on the left navigation bar of our home page:

Our free content in this edition includes a link to a website that provides free lesson plans for water safety; our blog, in which I explain European soccer leagues - in case your students ever ask. The free article is from our "Health" department - it explains how that foot or leg pain your athletes are experiencing may be the result of the flip flops they wear around school. And don't forget the many free articles in our "Sample Articles" section. New additions are made on a regular basis: Sample Articles

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And for PE Update members, here's what we've added to the website since the last issue: a coaching tip for badminton; a game that reinforces basic throwing skills; a tubing exercise that develops the upper legs and shoulders; a tip for peaking runners for big races; and how to make your rugby players faster in a more game-specific way.

While the Fun Stuff 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.

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I hope you enjoy this issue!

Dick Moss, Editor


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2. From the Web/Free Resources

If water safety is part of your curriculum - or you want to make it part of your curriculum, the Northern Territory Government of Australia has some resources that can help. Their website provides downloadable water safety lesson-plans, posters and eBooks that teach water safety.

Scroll to the bottom of the page, under "Publications" and see the following • Boof's Book about Water Safety • Water Safety Ideas Book: A Teacher's Resource Manual • Water Safety Lesson Plans • Be Water Safety Wise Generic Poster

Water Safety Resources Link


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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

  • Badminton: Hit From High Principle
    Why its good practice to contact the incoming shuttle from as high in its trajectory as possible. A good teaching cue for physical education students and varsity players.

  • Games: Bowling Pin Defender
    A fun game for practicing basic throwing skills in physical education class.

  • Soccer: European Soccer Leagues Explained
    An explanation of European soccer leagues and championships.

  • Strength: The Kneeling Kickback with Arm Extensions
    An exercise from a kneeling position that uses resistance bands to develop the upper legs, glutes, core and shoulders.

  • Resources: Free Water Safety Lesson Plans
    Where to find free downloadable lesson plans, posters, eBooks and other resources for your health or physical education unit on water safety.

  • Track/XC: Peaking: Don't Let Athletes Run Faster in Practice
    Don't allow athletes to run faster-than-normal intervals when peaking for major competitions.

  • Rugby: Use Different Starting Speeds During Rugby Sprint Drills
    Research shows how to make rugby sprint drills more game-specific..

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Fun Stuff for Physical Education #75
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4. From the PE Update Blog

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

Aside from World Cup competition, the editor has never understood how European soccer operates. So he's finally researched the subject and explained it in this blog. (A PE Update article has also been added to the site).



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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:


Are you students or athletes experiencing pain in their feet, leg or hips? The culprit may be those flip-flops they're wearing to class. This article explains why.

The PE website has 58 other "Health" articles ready for you to read! Become a member and get access to them today! Click Here!


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