Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators

Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators is a peer-reviewed journal providing practical, hands-on information to physical educators and coaches. Since it was founded in 1987, it is printed bimonthly by American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.Subjects for Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators include: Physical Education and Athletics; Education.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 5, May-June

Alice B. Beal Elementary Gets in on the Movement
Nearly 7,000 schools nationwide are currently enrolled in Let's Move in School with the goal of providing a comprehensive school physical activity program with quality physical education as the foundation. Here is how one school in Massachusetts has...
Applying Response to Intervention in Physical Education
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Have you ever wished that you could have additional instructional time with those students who are not in the Healthy Fitness Zone (The Cooper Institute, 2007)? Do you aspire to help students who...
A Purposeful Dynamic Stretching Routine
Dynamic stretching, which involves moving parts of the body and gradually increases range of motion, speed of movement, or both through controlled, sport-specific movements, has become the popular choice of pre-exercise warm-up (Woods, Bishop, &...
Closure: It's More Than Just Lining Up
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The value of effective lesson planning for optimized learning is a well researched and established concept in education. Although different formats exist for lesson planning, most contain common components, including a structured...
Designing and Using a High School Cardio Room
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Attending a gym, fitness center or health club is a popular pastime of many people who wish to exercise and get in shape. Classes are offered in activities such as cardio endurance, toning, Pilates, spinning, step aerobics,...
Developing Confidence within Girls through Serf-Defense Education
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It has been estimated that five out of six North Americans will be the victims of violent crime, either completed or attempted, at least once in their lifetime (Mattingly, 2007). This is particularly concerning to youth, as...
Incorporating Two-Square into Physical Education
Physical educators often struggle to teach individual striking skills to upper level (3-5 grade) elementary students. Finding a developmentally appropriate striking activity with a high participation rate can be a challenge. And sports such as tennis,...
Sustaining the Physical Activity Effort
As we examine our advocacy efforts in the promotion of physical activity, it is imperative that we keep in mind the holistic view of sustaining change and development throughout the movement. While in effect the industry was popularized with the "people,...
Teaching Physiology of Exercise to Reluctant Physical Educators
Exercise physiology seems to be a course that students love or hate. Many physical education students and others involved in the related areas of health, teaching, recreation, dance, athletic training, fitness, and motor learning and development find...