Fun Stuff for Physical Education #87
December 17, 2009

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #87
December 17, 2009

Dick Moss, Editor, PE

1. Editor's Note

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #87
December 17, 2009
Welcome to the final issue of the Fun Stuff for PE newsletter for 2009! Like many of you, I'll be taking a bit of a break over the Christmas vacation period, so you won't see new articles posted during the week of December 28 - January 3rd (actually, I'm doing a training camp in Florida with my university runners - yahoo - no snow shoveling!).

Our next Fun Stuff newsletter will be published on January 15th and our next blog on January 12th. But as always, you'll have access to the PE website 24/7 throughout the holidays. I appreciate that you've been with us during 2009 and look forward to an even better year in 2010. Have a happy holiday everyone!

What free content will you find in THIS issue of Fun Stuff?

  • "From the Web" features a funny video involving babies and rollerblading.
  • "PE Update Blog" discusses a real-life example of the benefits of lifetime fitness.
  • "From the Archives" provides an article that describes a fun cooperative relay race.
There are also many free resources on the PE website, including more than 40 sample articles, a links page, the latest PE-related news and headlines, the PE Blog 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. I hope you enjoy this issue and I'll see you in 2010!


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December 17, 2009
2. From the Web


It's never too early to get children involved in physical activity. Don't believe me? Here's a funny example (and a slight exaggeration) from an Evian commercial. Happy holidays!


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December 17, 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: Make Youth Players Earn their Three-Point Shot Attempts
    An idea in which you limit players' three-point shot attempts based on their success in a contest conducted during practice. .
  • Poster: Give Yourself the Gift of Fitness Christmas Poster
    A reproducible poster that encourages students to exercise over the Christmas holidays..
  • Sport Psychology (Video): Broken Pipe Relay Icebreaker and Cooperative Game
    A cooperative game and icebreaker in which teammates work together to move a ball-bearing down a segmented length of plastic pipe..
  • Training-Room Tips: Pain-Free Splinter Removal
    Five ways to make splinter removal less frightening and painful. .
  • Wrestling: A System for Teaching Wrestling Skills to Large Teams
    A system that allows you to effectively teach wrestling skills when you have a large team.
The PE website has 403 other articles on these five topics! Become a member and you can access all that information today! Click Here!


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December 17, 2009
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December 17, 2009
4. From the PE Update Blog

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

Hazel McCallion, the 88-year olf mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, exemplifies the true end-goal of successful physical education programs -- she's the perfect example of the benefits of a lifetime of consistent exercise.
To read more, go to the PE Update Blog:



Fun Stuff for Physical Education #87
December 17, 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:

Here's a fun game that's sure to get lots of laughs. It's a cooperative race in which teams guided by a steersman run backwards through an obstacle course.

The PE website has 110 other "Games" articles ready for you to read! Become a member and get access to them today! Click Here!


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