Should Young Kids Throw the Curve Ball?

I was listening to a sports talk radio show the other day hosted by Dan Patrick. He mentioned he saw an article the New York Times about a study done on if coaches really do need to be careful about letting young pitchers in Baseball throw the curve ball. I have never played baseball on […]

Squats Part #3

A great comment was made that I made a mistake and simply said that squats were one of the worst moves I have seen. It is an old habit of many years in the weight room of automatically assuming this meant the typical barbell squat. There are several squats that I am a big fan […]


Looks like I finally got some of you to come out and defend squats so know we can really get a good discussion going. I will try to discuss as many of your comments as I can in this but if I miss something let me know. First off I liked several components of the […]

How can we improve our Nations Physical Education Classes?

I have been working quite a bit at curriculum for my Physical Education Classes for next year. Through Elementary School we really use Physical Education to work on team building, fundamental skills of a huge variety of games, and fitness testing. Then in Middle School we move into a chance to get more into team […]

P.E. Classes Warm-ups Part 6

So the last group is for the Elementary school kids. Again like we did on the others lets look at a few differences in the age group we are working with. First this age group is far closer to the other two to still having a fairly high level of efficiency. The 1st through 3rd […]

P.E. Classes Warm-ups part 5

Next I am going to give you an example for the middle School Class. Lets discuss just a few differences between this routine and the High School one. First look at the age factor. What do you need to take into account in the ages of 10-13 that is typically not as severe from 14 […]

P.E. Classes Warm-ups Part 4

I am going to do the high school one first. This one is to prepare their bodies for a basketball game. I will list the exercises then also break them down and explain why I chose them and how they fit the model we discussed in the earlier posts. I also would like to send […]

P.E. Classes Warm-ups Part 3

Lets use 3 different examples of warm-ups. I am going to put a hard copy for you to look at or print and I will be adding a video for you to download as well. Keep in mind that on each of these you will need to use your judgement in regards to whether or […]

P.E. Classes Warm-ups Part 2

The other areas you want to make sure you cover in your warm-ups include lengthening the muscles, especially the hip flexors (iliopsoas) and the hamstrings. These two areas typically a very tight prior to  a warm-up, especially if your students have been sitting in a few classes before they get to yours. Also think about […]

P.E. Classes Warm-ups

What do you normally think of when you are doing a warm-up? Is it the traditional jog a few laps to increase blood flow to the muscles to make them more flexible? Is it the basics of a few stretches that kids will hold for a few seconds, then move on to the next one? […]

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