SPORT-SPECIFIC TOPICS
Sport-Specific Topics

SPORT-SPECIFIC TOPICS

The articles in this section deal with the specific sports you might encounter in a typical physical education or school sports program.

We provide coaching cues, technique tips, lead-up games, research, ideas, charts and much more on over 18 different sports - from Badminton to Wrestling and everything in between. It's the complete physical education resource.

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Articles at the top of the list were the most recently added.

 


Soccer: Matador and Bull Drill for Better Dribbling
Dick Moss, EditorSoccer: Matador and Bull Drill for Better Dribbling

A soccer dribbling drill that teaches players how to move around advancing defenders.... keep reading..

Rugby: Lateral Passing Drill
Dick Moss, EditorRugby: Lateral Passing Drill

A drill that teaches players to make quick lateral passes.... keep reading..

Gymnastics: Balloon Relay Race
Dick Moss, EditorGymnastics: Balloon Relay Race

A relay in which players must perform gymnastics skills in the time it takes a balloon to drop to the floor.... keep reading..

Track: "Crack Drill" Develops Knee Lift and Leg Drive From the Blocks
Dick Moss, EditorTrack:  Crack Drill Develops Knee Lift and Leg Drive From the Blocks

A drill that focuses on the knee lift, backward drive and elastic rebound of the back leg when coming out of the starting blocks.... keep reading..

Golf: Hand-Toss Chipping Drill
Dick Moss, EditorGolf: Hand-Toss Chipping Drill

A drill in which students toss the ball towards the target in order to learn the correct flight versus bounce distances for chip shots.... keep reading..

Field Events: Work Backwards for a Better Understanding of Technique
Glenn McAtee, ContributorField Events: Work Backwards for a Better Understanding of Technique

Performing a movement backwards will give your throwers a better understanding of optimal field event technique.... keep reading..

Badminton: Volleyball Badminton
Jim Parker, ContributorBadminton: Volleyball Badminton

A game that allows you to play badminton when gym space is limited.... keep reading..

Basketball: Beanbag Dribbling Drill
Basketball: Beanbag Dribbling Drill

A simple basketball drill using beanbags that teaches players to dribble without watching the ball.... keep reading..

Hockey: Pass Off the Boards Drill
Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update.comHockey: Pass Off the Boards Drill

A hockey drill that teaches players to use the boards to pass and to move around defenders.... keep reading..

Swimming: Pearl Diver Game
Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update.comSwimming: Pearl Diver Game

A swimming game in which the number of laps to be swum depends upon the number of pennies not retrieved from the pool bottom. Good for physical education class or team practices.... keep reading..

Golf: Putting - Imagine a Wicket
Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update.comGolf: Putting - Imagine a Wicket

A putting tip in which physical education students aim through an imaginary croquet wicket.... keep reading..

Football: Fourth Down Situations - Teams Should Go for it More Often
Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update.comFootball: Fourth Down Situations - Teams Should Go for it More Often

A statistical study that shows football teams should go for it more often on fourth-down situations.... keep reading..

Volleyball: Blocker & Spiker Recovery Drill
Volleyball: Blocker & Spiker Recovery Drill

A volleyball drill that forces players to quickly recover after making a block or spike.... keep reading..

Football: How to Avoid Substitution Confusion
Dick Moss, Editor, PE Update.comFootball: How to Avoid Substitution Confusion

A system for avoiding confusion and infractions when making player substitutions on the football field.... keep reading..

Volleyball: How to Eliminate Spin on Volleyball Passes
Dick Moss, Editor, PE Update.comVolleyball: How to Eliminate Spin on Volleyball Passes

How to make accurate volleyball passes without imparting spin to the ball. Good tip for physical education students and varsity players.... keep reading..

Track (Video): Coaching Cue For Better Arm Drive When Running
Dick Moss, Editor, PE Update.comTrack (Video): Coaching Cue For Better Arm Drive When Running

A coaching cue for running that will produce the correct backward elbow drive while maintaining a relaxed shoulder position.... keep reading..

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