March / April 2018



Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators

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  March/April 2018 (Volume 31, Issue 2)

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Free Access Article
Ways Sport Coaches Can Fit In With the Faculty – Dennis Docheff

This article provides 10 ideas on how coaches can better fit in with the rest of the school staff; namely, celebrating academics, acknowledging sport as extra-curricular, attending all faculty meetings, being a great teacher, seeking help through a study table, inviting faculty guests to practice and games, praising the faculty, sharing reading material, promoting community service, and creating an advisory board.

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Asset Mapping: A Tool to Enhance Your CSPAP Efforts
– Ishonte Allar & Sean Bulger

Comprehensive school physical activity programs (CSPAPs) are one way to help students achieve most, if not all, of the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day. This article provides a description of asset mapping and the related methods that teachers can use to enhance their CSPAP efforts.

More Effective Organizational and Coaching Strategies for Youth Traveling Teams
– Joe Deutsch & Jennifer Christofferson

A great team is not created overnight — it usually takes several years. Yet, with the proper mindset, the right coach can quickly turn a youth program into a great team. This article offers strategies for fulfilling the leadership, managerial and strategic responsibilities that accompany the coaching of youth traveling teams.

Implementing the Learner-Designed Individual Program Style in Physical Education
– Constantine Chatoupis

The purpose of this article is to guide the teacher in implementing the learner-designed individual program style (LDIP) in physical education settings. The LDIP is one of the 11 spectrum teaching styles that promote self-directed learning, and it helps describe and organize the instructional process.

Instructional Strategies to Consider when Teaching Hispanic English Language Learners in Physical Education
– Amaury Samalot-Rivera, Sheri Treadwell, & Takahiro Sato

This article provides physical education teachers with a set of guidelines for teaching English language learners whose first language is Spanish. These include learning about your Hispanic students’ background, assessing students’ PE-content proficiency, using bilingual visual aids, using music and sports from the students’ country of origin, using social interaction activities to promote social skills and inclusion, and using bilingual written communication with parents.

The Biggest Mover: Empowering Students with Intellectual and Developmental Delays and Physical Challenges – Michelle Brown
The Biggest Mover program — an educational program to improve daily exercise, healthy eating, and increased activity — was developed to address the learning needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program was one part of a three-part program to improve the knowledge of students, staff and teachers through the use of multi-modal materials.


Teaching Fitness Principles for Life Long Health
– Michael Sergi

Many students who were physically active during high school and college discontinue regular exercise once they finish school. This article looks at ways to provide basic information about fundamental exercise training routines in order for secondary and college-age students to achieve long-term healthy living goals.

Come Join the Fun: Nontraditional Physical Education
– Lynne J. Bryant

Educators must often think outside the box when advocating for adolescent health. This article describes a summer-school physical education program that is used to bridge the physical activity gap between school and the summer break.

How to Help Them “Figure It Out On Their Own”
– David Laughlin & Arya Alami

When used effectively, feedback from coaches helps athletes develop the skills needed to independently recognize what matters and adjust when necessary. This article presents are some simple things that coaches can do when giving feedback to promote athlete independence.

Slacklining in Physical Education: A Nontraditional Approach to Balancing Children’s Body and Mind
– Haley Curtis & Luciana Braga

This article describes slacklining — the act of walking or balancing on a suspended length of flat webbing which is tensioned between two anchor points —as an innovative, dynamic and engaging physical activity that can be taught in physical education.