July/August 2017



Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators

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Wiffle Ball: Turning a Backyard Favorite into an Appropriate Physical Education UnitWiffle Ball: Turning a Backyard Favorite into an Appropriate Physical Education Unit – Todd Layne

Wiffle ball is a classic game that has been played by people of all ages. Although there is a potential for inactivity in the game, increased activity time and overall development can occur through appropriate teaching methods. Teaching Wiffle ball using the sport education model is explored. The potential for maximizing student learning and enjoyment are discussed, along with suggestions for setting up an appropriate season of play in physical education.

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Soundball: Teaching Tennis to Students with Visual Impairments – Claire Mowling, Jeanine Fittipaldi—Wert, & Loraine Favoretto
The purpose of this article is to provide appropriate teaching strategies, equipment needs, modifications and adaptations to assist physical educators in teaching tennis (soundball) to students who are blind or visually impaired. This article discusses ways to help basketball coaches and parents teach appropriate technique for developing shooter’s touch through skill mastery. Included is a list of progressive stations that can be measured by an adult or the players as they progress from one shooting spot to another. Task extensions can be added for additional advancement of the shooters’ skills.

Prevention, Recognition and Treatment of Common Recess Injuries – Jenny Linker & Shannon David
The purpose of this article is to present proactive strategies to minimize recess injuries. It provides tips for recognizing and treating common injuries, as well as the necessary components of a recess emergency action plan.

Supporting the Basic Psychological Needs of Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities – Rebecca Shangraw
This article presents an overview of the psychological needs identified in basic needs theory, as well as suggestions for ways coaches of athletes with intellectual disabilities can support their athletes’ feelings of autonomy, competence and relatedness.

Using Regrets to Elicit Behavior Change in Student-Athletes – Leilani Madrigal, Jamie Robbins, & Christopher Stanley
The main objectives of this article is to support the notion of regret as a useful tool rather than merely a negative emotion. The article introduces means for using feelings of regret to change past behaviors, increase motivation to reach goals, and minimize future regrets in athletes and teams.


Eight Tips for a Great Health Lesson – Melissa Jensen

Abstract: Since health is often only an “add-on” class to the traditional PE lesson and consists of only a few random lessons, students may not necessarily gain the knowledge they need to achieve lifelong health. This article offers a few tips and tricks to teaching core health concepts quickly.

Using Assessment for Learning in Sport Education – Jenna R. Starck

Abstract: This article provides practical strategies for performing student assessments for learning in the context of sport education. Sport education is the focus because it represents a models-based approach that presents opportunities for a wide variety of assessments.

Using Assessment for Learning in Sport Education Using Problem-Based Learning to Develop an Innovative Fitness Unit – Luis Estrada

Abstract: The problem-based learning (PBL) approach provides a great opportunity for students be part of an authentic curriculum that promotes active learning, a motivational environment, and enjoyment. This article describes six steps for implementing PBL in the design of an innovative fitness unit.