Fun Stuff for Physical Education #89 
January 28, 2010

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #89
January 28, 2010

Dick Moss, Editor, PE

1. Editor's Note

Well, you've made it through January 18th, otherwise known as "Blue Monday" - the most depressing day of the year. In fact, Blue Monday was invented by "Sky Travel" as a way to convince sun-deficient people to travel to warmer climes. But the Blue Monday concept is correct about one thing…the days are getting perceptibly longer here in Canada, so 2010's most depressing day must surely have already passed. Enough rambling. Back to the serious business of making fitness fun!

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


  • "From the Web" features a hilarious video from Steve Carrell, showing the difficulties of solo goaltending practice.
  • The "PE Update Blog" discusses a peculiar educational technique - studying while exercising.
  • "From the Archives" provides an article that explains how a focus on skill development rather than tactics increases the likelihood that athletes will stay involved in their sport.
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 archives 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! Dick Moss, Editor


Fun Stuff for Physical Education #89 
January 28, 2010
2. From the Web


Practicing solo is harder in some sports than others. Hockey goaltending is the perfect example, as illustrated in this hilarious video by Steve Carrell, star of "The Office" and "The 40-Year-Old-Virgin. " Hockey coaches: you'll be dying to implement these techniques with your own goalies!



Fun Stuff for Physical Education #89 
January 28, 2010
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

  • Badminton: Soccer Badminton
    A badminton leadup game in which players attempt to serve the shuttle past a goalie into a "goal."
  • Basketball: Games - Walk the Plank
    A basketball shooting game in which players on teams compete against a partner to sink shots from locations farther and farther from the basket.
  • Games: Scooter Bowling
    A fun game for physical education class in which players throw balls at bowling pins while rolling on scooters.
  • Health: Acne May Reduce Students' Enjoyment of Physical Activity
    Anxiety about exposing their skin condition can make students with acne less likely to enjoy physical activity.
  • Hockey: Better Ways to Organize Your Hockey and Skating Classes
    How to organize your hockey classes/practices to make the best use of limited space and time.
374 other articles on these five topics! Become a member and you can access all that information today! Click Here!


Fun Stuff for Physical Education #89 
January 28, 2010
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Fun Stuff for Physical Education #89 
January 28, 2010
4. From the PE Update Blog
Monday Morning Musings on the World of Sports, Coaching & Physical Education from Editor, Dick Moss.

I once coached a student-athlete who did her best studying while running. Now, a company has designed a workstation for treadmills that accommodates people like her.
To read more, go to the PE Update Blog:


To see the PE Update Blog archives, go to: PE Update Blog Archives


Fun Stuff for Physical Education #89 
January 28, 2010
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 study has shown that coaches who focus on skill development rather than tactics increase the likelihood that athletes will stay involved in their sport. This may also have implications for physical education teachers.

The PE website has 61 other "Coaching" articles ready for you to read! Become a member and get access to them today! Click Here!


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