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. 22, No. 4, March-April

Altruistic Leadership Strategies in Coaching: A Case Study of Jim Tressel of the Ohio State University
Intercollegiate and high school coaches are faced with the difficult challenge of representing their school in a positive way. How a coach represents the school may be determined by his/her underlying motivation for coaching. Coaches may be driven...
Becoming Tech Savvy!
Many who have been in physical education for years may remember a world where technology was non-existent. The only teaching tools available to physical educators were athletic equipment and a gymnasium. Some may even remember the release of the cutting...
Change for the Better: The EnergyNow! Program Has Enabled West Genesee Middle School to Transform Its PE Curriculum in a Dynamic Way
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "The use of PE technology has allowed us to produce meaningful individual student fitness reports," says Janine Coming, physical education teacher at West Genesee Middle School in Camillus, NY. The middle school has received...
Combining Energies, Seeing Results: Through the Innovative EnergyNow! Program, Polar Is Partnering with NASPE to Battle Childhood Obesity ... and the Combined Efforts Are Making a Difference
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Childhood obesity has become more than just a concern in America. It's been declared a national epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, an estimated 17% of children and adolescents...
Hands-On Experience: East Windsor Middle School Is Providing Students with the Tools and the Inspiration to Take Responsibility for Their Own Fitness
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Tighter budgets in school districts across America have made grant initiatives such as the EnergyNow! program a very crucial part of the physical education curriculums at many schools. East Windsor...
High Expectations: Fitness Scores Are Rising at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School as Students Witness Continual Improvements from Assessment to Assessment
The benefits are impressive. Since receiving a grant and Polar fitness-based technology as part of the EnergyNow! program, Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, CT has used the technology to collect student data more efficiently and interpret...
Ideas Exchange: Do You Believe That Physical Education Teachers and Coaches Should Have to Pass a Physical Fitness Assessment as Part of Their Licensure or Certification Requirements?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Yes, absolutely! It's all about being a good role model, especially since teachers and coaches can have such a profound influence on youth's lives. If teacher/coaches are fit and healthy-minded people, they will likely exhibit...
Instructional Considerations for Implementing Student Assessments
The first article of the PE Metrics series, Developing Quality Physical Education through Student Assessments (January/February 2009 Strategies issue) focused on the importance of assessing student learning in relation to NASPE's content standards...
Opening Eyes, Motivating Students: At Webster Willink Middle School, PE Technology Has Given Kids a New and Keener Understanding of How Essential Staying Fit Is
Ask Jamie McDonald, physical education teacher at Webster Willink Middle School in Webster, NY what the EnergyNow! program has meant to the school, and her answer will inevitably revolve around opportunities to more effectively battle obesity and increase...
Planning Newsletters, to Maximize Their Impact
How many parents really know what is specifically taught in physical education and how that content will impact their child's life? As agents of the public schools, teachers are accountable to parents and communities. As such, it behooves teachers...
Teaching and Assessing Tag Rugby Made Simple
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction The game of rugby is a fast and fluid invasion game that involves scoring with an oval ball into an end zone similar to football. The game presents, like other invasion games, a series of highly complex tactical...