Fun Stuff for Physical Education #84
November 5, 2009

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #84
November 5, 2009

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

1. Editor's Note

Welcome to the latest issue of the Fun Stuff for PE newsletter!

What free content will you find in this issue? We have a link to a website that provides personalized gifts for coaches - with the holiday season approaching, you'll find some great ideas for the coaches on your shopping list; there's a link to our latest blog, in which I discuss the need to teach students about how to use their feet for transportation; and our article from our archives. It's a soccer game that's great fun for primary school students.

There are also many free resources on the PE website, including more than 35 sample articles, a links page, the latest PE-related news and headlines, and the Fun Stuff newsletter archive.

For those of you who are PE members, this issue includes a list of the latest articles added to the website. Of course, paid PE Update members receive many other advantages, including access to over 2100 searchable articles that you can read, print or email; the PE forum; and dozens of instructional videos.

If you're not already a member of the PE website, then join up today!! It will cost you only $4.95 per month, or $29.95 a year and you'll receive a free bonus charts package! To get more information, watch our video tour at:
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I hope you enjoy this issue!

Dick Moss, Editor


Fun Stuff for Physical Education #84
November 5, 2009
2. From the Web


Whether you have a coach on your shopping list or you need a way to thank the other coaches on your staff, finding appropriate gifts can be a chore. So here's a website that specializes in gifts for coaches (I have absolutely no connection with them, by the way). You can get many customizable products, including clothing, awards, clipboards, banners, coffee cups, christmas ornaments and much more. It's worth checking out

See the website at:


Fun Stuff for Physical Education #84
November 5, 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 only to paid members of PE

  • Basketball: Protect the Ball Pivot Drill
    A drill that teaches players to use the pivot to create space and protect the ball.

  • Football: Hand-Time Correction for the 40-Yard Test
    You should add .16 seconds to hand-times in the 40-yard dash to make them equivalent to electronic times.

  • Sport Psychology: Three Steps for Getting Your Athletes Into Performance Mode
    A step-by-step coaching strategy for helping athletes achieve the ideal mental state for optimal performance. Includes a reproducible handout.

  • Swimming: Water Polo Sprints
    A game in which swimmers chase a ball tossed by the student who was first to reach the ball after the previous toss.

  • Training-Room Tips: RICE Treatment Reduces Scar Tissue & the Chance of Re-Injury
    The traditional RICE treatment (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) reduces not only swelling and inflammation, but also the formation of scar tissue around soft tissue injuries.

The PE website has 367 other articles on these five topics! Become a member and you can read them all today! Click Here!


Fun Stuff for Physical Education #84
November 5, 2009
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Fun Stuff for Physical Education #84
November 5, 2009
4. From the PE Update Blog

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

Students seem to have lost the ability to walk to get places. Physical educators may have to re-teach that ability. To read more, go to the PE Update Blog:



Fun Stuff for Physical Education #84
November 5, 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:


A soccer lead-up game that teaches dribbling, passing and shooting. Great for primary-school physical education classes.

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


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