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Dick Moss, Editor

A collection of opinion, humor, poetry, free resources, amusing videos and the latest cutting-edge information from the world of physical education, coaching, sport, and fitness!

List of Blog Articles

  1. Snow Swimming in Finland (2/8/16)
  2. If They Can Block-Schedule Physical Education, Why Not Lunch? (1/6/16)
  3. The Happy Gilmore Golf Swing - Can It Actually Produce Longer Drives? (12/14/15)
  4. The Buddy Bench Improves Inclusiveness During Recess Periods (11/3/15)
  5. The Coach Who Never Punts (10/5/15)
  6. Want Smarter Kids with More Brain Cells? Give Them Daily Physical Education in School! (9/3/15)
  7. A Good Luck Message From a Caring Coach (6/9/15)
  8. Can You Use CrossFit In Physical Education Classes? (5/7/15)
  9. Get Out of Your Armchair Video Promotes the Benefits of Exercise (4/8/15)
  10. Bobsled Bodies Cooperative Activity (3/5/15)
  11. Footprint Tag Takes Advantage of Snowy School Yards (2/6/15)
  12. Skin Cancer Resources for Health Class Teachers (1/13/14)
  13. Playtime in the Snow with Wolf Children - An Animated Film (12/2/14)
  14. Excellent Anti-Smoking Video to Discuss in Health Class (11/3/14)
  15. Urban Dove Program Uses PE & Teamwork to Assist High Risk Students (10/6/14)
  16. Dance Walking - The Latest Fitness Craze (9/8/14)
  17. A Boy and His Dog and Active Fun in the Summer Sun (7/4/14)
  18. Sean Garnier's Soccer Version of the Kyrie Irving "Uncle Drew" Prank (6/9/14)
  19. Nothing's Impossible - A Soccer Team Builds Its Own Field in a Floating Village (5/5/14)
  20. What Athletic Facilities Look Like To An Eight Year Old (4/2/14)
  21. Downhill Skiing Video is a Sure Adrenaline Rush (3/4/14)
  22. The Best Toboggan Hill in the World! (2/3/14)
  23. Bubble Soccer - A Bouncy New Sport (1/6/14)
  24. Nelson Mandela and the Power of Sport (12/9/13)
  25. If You've Never Failed, You've Never Lived (11/4/13)
  26. Irish Physical Activity Campaign - It All Adds Up (10/7/13)
  27. Two Concussion Resources for School Sports & PE Classes (9/7/13)
  28. New Sport - Bossaball (7/3/13)
  29. An Unreported Concussion Can Cost You an Entire Season...or Your Entire Career (6/4/13)
  30. The Paris Marathon's Footsteps Generate Electricity (4/30/13)
  31. Florida Gulf Coast - A Lesson for Small-School Teams (4/3/13)
  32. Free Resource - 11+ Warmup Program Dramatically Reduces Injuries (3/4/13)
  33. Teachers Beware - Animal House is Now Ancient History (2/4/13)
  34. Broomball Block Party Brings a Neighborhood Together (1/7/13)
  35. Physical Education Advocacy Video for School Decision-Makers (12/4/12)
  36. Focus on Individual Activities Increases Physical Education Participation (10/29/12)
  37. In Praise of Rubber Chickens (10/1/12)
  38. Kyrie Irving's "Uncle Drew" Stands Up for Old Basketball Players (6/26/12)
  39. Don't Be That Awkward Runner Video (5/23/12)
  40. Healthy Eating Plate Is a Better Version of MyPlate and the Food Pyramid (4/24/12)
  41. Jenny Barringer Simpson on How to Deal With Disappointment (3/12/12)
  42. Ellen's Dance Dare Shows the Value of Chasing Your Dreams (2/6/12)
  43. Ball Girls Uses Parkour Skills to Make a Spectacular Catch (1/11/12)
  44. "Get Active" Videos - Keep Kids Fit Over the Holidays (12/5/11)
  45. How Norman Harris Wrote "He Called on it All" (10/31/11)
  46. Obesity, Hunger, Inactivity & the Search for Hidden Answers (10/10/11)
  47. Professional Soccer Team Takes on 100 Schoolboys (6/20/11)
  48. Outward Appearances Can Belie the Talents Within (6/6/11)
  49. "He Called On It All" - A Motivational Video for Track Runners (5/24/11)
  50. Track & Field Coach Website - A Great Free Resource for Coaches (5/9/11)
  51. Parkour Can Spice Up Your Gymnastics Unit (4/25/11)
  52. Sun & Mud & a Spring Day & Just Having Fun (4/11/11)
  53. Some Team Nicknames Aren't Intimidating (3/28/11)
  54. You Don't Need Innovative Equipment to Be Creative in Physical Education (3/14/11)
  55. PE Teacher with a Flatulence Problem (2/28/11)
  56. Free Cricket Equipment For U.S. Schools (2/14/11)
  57. The Fun Theory is a Physical Education Staple (1/31/11)
  58. Practical Skills for Physical Education (1/17/11)
  59. Two Football Trick Plays (1/3/11)
  60. The Original Santa Gets Some Exercise in His Native Lapland (12/13/10)
  61. PaceTrek Program Gets Students Moving (11/29/10)
  62. Evolution of Dance - Fun Moves for Your PE Class (11/15/10)
  63. Why Are There No Timeouts in Endurance Sports? (11/4/10)
  64. Free Coaching Manuals from the LA84 Foundation (10/18/10)
  65. Inspirational Video for the Underdog - Beating the Odds (10/4/10)
  66. Concussion Reference Card & An Excellent Concussion Blog (9/20/10)
  67. Tennis Video is Inspirational for Female Athletes in Every Sport (9/7/10)
  68. You Don't Need the Best Facilities to be the Best Athletes (8/23/10)
  69. A New Sport? The 100 Hurdles in Swim Fins! (8/8/10)
  70. Are Cheerleaders Tough? You Betcha! (7/26/10)
  71. Is it "Diving" or Vuvuzela Pain? (7/12/10)
  72. NBA Coach is a Class Act...And So Are You! (6/28/10)
  73. Hotel Room Prom (June 14, 2010)
  74. Thunderstorms, Night Meets, Canada Geese & Fireflies Provide an Unforgettable Experience (May 31, 2010)
  75. Can Physical Education Unite a War-Torn Country? May 17, 2010
  76. Resources: Free Videos Teach Desktop Yoga for In-Class Physical Education (May 3, 2010)
  77. Our New Blog Mandate Now Includes Swamp Soccer (April 19, 2010)
  78. Fashion Versus Functionality in Sport & Eyeglasses (April 5, 2010) 
  79. Why the Olympics are So Addictive (March 8, 2010)
  80. A Lesson from the Winter Olympics - Don't Regret Taking a Risk (February 22, 2010)
  81. High School Graduation & Sport Championship Conflicts. Can't They Be Avoided? (February 8, 2010)
  82. Running While You Study - Not as Crazy As It Sounds (January 25, 2010)
  83. The "Sleep It Off" Misconception (January 11, 2010)
  84. Hurricane Hazel McCallion Illustrates the Benefits of Lifetime Fitness  (December 14, 2009)
  85. Football Games and the True Excitement in Sport  (Nov. 30th, 2009)
  86. Dirty Players – Big Brother is Watching (Nov. 16th, 2009)
  87. We Must Teach Students That Walking is a Form of Transportation   (November 2nd, 2009)
  88. Physical Education Excuse Notes Can Make Your Day  (October 19th, 2009)
  89. Where Do All the Runners Go?  (October 5th, 2009)
  90. Mandatory Physical Education Could Pay for Obama's Health Care Plan  (September 21st, 2009)
  91. Physical Education Waivers Make No Economic Sense  (September 8th, 2009)
  92. Track Broadcasting Needs Better Announcers  (August 24th, 2009)
  93. “I Hate to Sweat”…A Physical Education Poem  (July 27th, 2009)
  94. Frustrating Day in Class? Give Welsh Shin Kicking a Try   (June 29th, 2009)
  95. Does Your Lobster Need Tuning?   (June 15th, 2009)
  96. European Soccer Leagues Explained   (June 1st, 2009)
  97. True Character Shows Itself on the Softball Diamond   (May 18th, 2009)
  98. Where Are All the Soapbox Cars?   (May 4th, 2009)
  99. Frequency of Physical Education Affects Adult Obesity Levels   (April 20th, 2009)
  100. My Top-3 Reasons Why the NCAA Tournament is Better Than the NBA Playoffs   (April 6th, 2009)
  101. Half-Time Twittering   (March 23rd, 2009)
  102. Romanians Have Physical Education Problems Too   (March 9th, 2009)
  103. Physical Education Training Produces Better Academic Teachers  (February 23rd, 2009)
  104. Food Container Rant  (February 9th, 2009)
  105. Recreational Sports Facilities & Physical Education SAVE Taxpayers' Money!  (January 26th, 2009)
  106. PE Students Need Senior Citizen Role-Models  (January 12th, 2009)
  107. The Coach and Christmas Visits  (December 22nd, 2008)
  108. Backup Players – Always Be Ready to Play  (December 8th, 2008)
  109. It's Not the Credentials, It's the Competition  (November 24th, 2008)
  110. The Coaching Copyright Problem  (November 10th, 2008)
  111. Outdoor Versus Indoor Coaches  (October 27th, 2008)
  112. Women's Teams, Bus Travel and Chick Flicks  (October 13th, 2008)
  113. Politicians! We Need a National Fitness Strategy and a New National Identity!  (Sept 29th, 2008)
  114. One Field, Three Sports  (September 15th, 2008)
  115. More Notes From An Olympic Observer  (September 1st, 2008)
  116. Olympic Observations – Bolt & Lezak  (August 18th, 2008)
  117. Airlines – The Tilting Seat Dilemma  (August 4th, 2008)
  118. Triple Jumping, Hair Braids and the Kindness of Strangers  (July 21st, 2008)
  119. North American Sports Fans Hate Soccer Flopping  (July 7th, 2008)
  120. Rocco's Attitude Provided a Tremendous Lesson for Aspiring Athletes  (June 23rd, 2008)
  121. The Balco Performance-Enhancing Drug Regimen  (June 16th, 2008)
  122. Defeat Reveals an Athlete's True Character  (June 9th, 2008)
  123. Masters Basketball Differences  (June 2nd, 2008)
  124. Contests from the Canadian Olympic School Program  (May 26th, 2008)
  125. Quality Daily Physical Education Will Reduce Adult Breast Cancer  (May 19th, 2008)
  126. What Happened to Jim Morris from “The Rookie”  (May 12th, 2008)
  127. Be on the Lookout for Students Who Play “The Choking Game”  (May 5th, 2008)
  128. “Year of the Bull” Exhibits the Worst in Coaching Behavior  (April 28th, 2008)
  129. Cuts to Health and PE Programs Cause Increase in Teen Pregnancy  (April 21st, 2008)
  130. The Masters Golf Tournament Uses Sissy Grass  (April 14th, 2008)
  131. Spring is a Time of Contrast in Canada  (April 7th, 2008)
  132. Coaches Who “Work the Refs”  (March 31st, 2008)
  133. Small Universities and March Madness  (March 24th, 2008)
  134. Sports Injuries Often Occur Off the Field  (March 17th, 2008)
  135. Muhammad Ali & the World's Shortest Poem  (March 10th, 2008)
  136. Do Teachers Deserve All Their Holiday Time?  (March 3rd, 2008)
  137. Internet Sports Broadcast Brings Back Memories of Ali & Frazier  (February 25th, 2008)
  138. Performance Enhancing Drugs – Who Is Hurt the Most?  (February 18th, 2008)
  139. PE Update Launch Date is Set!  (February 11th, 2008)
  140. Watching the Super Bowl With A Group of Girls  (February 4th, 2008)
  141. 15-Passenger Van Problems  (January 28th, 2008)
  142. Injury Excuse Extraordinaire  (January 21st, 2008)
  143. The NFL is a Great Sport Psychology Lab  (January 14th, 2008)
  144. Technological Advance in Hockey Skates…Why?  (January 7th, 2008)
  145. Report Card from 17 Years of Resolutions  (December 31st, 2007)
  146. Christmas List for a Sport & Physical Education Editor  (December 24th, 2007)
  147. Officials Might be Tougher Than Athletes  (December 17th, 2007)
  148. Team Christmas Parties  (December 10th, 2007)
  149. A Canadian Cross-Country Running Experience  (December 3rd, 2007)
  150. Rock, Paper, Scissors Sports Channel Coverage  (November 26th, 2007)
  151. He's Not My Quarterback…He's My Linebacker!  (October 29th, 2007)

Blog: Physical Education Advocacy Video for School Decision-Makers
Dick Moss, Editor, PE Update.comBlog: Physical Education Advocacy Video for School Decision-Makers

A video link you can email to decision makers to convince them about the importance of physical education in schools.... keep reading..

Blog: Focus on Individual Activities Increases Physical Education Participation
Dick Moss, Editor, PE Update.comBlog: Focus on Individual Activities Increases Physical Education Participation

How a physical educator increased PE participation rates by 20% by adding individual sports to his curriculum.... keep reading..

Blog: In Praise of Rubber Chickens
Dick Moss, Editor, PE Update.comBlog: In Praise of Rubber Chickens

A physical education convention illustrates the reasons why the editor enjoys dealing with his PE teacher clientele.... keep reading..