VAHPERD Journal

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 4, Fall

A Debate between Power Lifting and Olympic Lifting as the Main Athletic Training Method
In the world of strength training there are numerous methodologies that are used to increase the performance of athletes. Olympic lifting and Power lifting tend to be the most popular philosophies for coaches to incorporate because of their focus...
An Examination of Direct Spending Patterns and Economic Impact Figures Associated with the 2007 XTERRA World Championship
Each year thousands of sporting events are hosted by cities located throughout the United States. The benefits for cities and surrounding communities that host sporting events can be significant (Turco and Navarro, 1993; Li & Eschenfelder, 2007)....
Hey ... You in the Green! Knowing the Names of Your Students for Classroom Management
Picture this scenario. You're outside with 48 second graders. The lesson for the day is striking a ball with your feet. Every child has a soccer ball that they are dribbling around the field. Some of the students are performing as you demonstrated,...
Integrating the Family into the Camp Experience: Exploring the Impact of Residential Diabetes Family Camp
Background and Significance Diabetes is considered to be one of the most psychologically and behavioral demanding chronic illnesses facing adolescents (Cox & Gonder-Frederick, 1992). With no cure for diabetes on the forefront, self-management...
International Student Athletes' Experiences at a Historically Black College and University
Introduction Hampton University, a private historically black college and university (HBCU) in Virginia, has a student body comprised of more than 5700 students coming from the United States and 35 territories and nations. Currently, 15 % of...
Party Smart: An Intervention to Promote Healthy Partying among Youth
Annually, more than 1400 college students die as a result of alcohol related incidents (CORE Institute, 2006). Results of the CORE Alcohol and Drug survey indicate that more than ten problems occur as a result of alcohol and drug use during college...
President-Elect's Message
The leaves are tuning. Each morning I feel the temperature drop just a bit more. All the signs are here that it is time for a change in the weather. Those signs also indicate to me that it is time to step forward in my duties to VAHPERD. In November...
President's Message
We are looking forward to another successful VAHPERD Convention at the Hyatt Regency Reston. The convention dates are November 7-9. You are sure to find topnotch local, state, and national presenters, many exciting and enlightening sessions, and...
Teaching with Technology Resources in Physical Education
Using technology resources in a physical education environment can be exciting and stimulating for teachers and their students. However, teachers must keep their 'eyes wide open' regarding how they will manage and provide instruction to students...
Triathlon Events as Possible Activities for Your Physical Education Program
Program One possible way to measure the success of school physical education and sport programs is to look at high school graduates several years later to see if they are staying physically active and keeping fit. Research shows that many Americans...