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May / June 2019



Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators

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  May/June 2019 (Volume 32, Issue 3)

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Table of Contents

Free Access Article
Applying Emotion Theory in Coaching Athletes: Play an Effective Affective Game
– Graeme J. Connolly

This article focuses on the theoretical underpinnings and associated practical applications of the individual zones of optimal functioning (IZOF) model. It provides an overview of the IZOF model, as well as preventive and coping strategies coaches can apply to help their athletes control their emotions and maximize their performance.

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Teaching Dynamic Balance to Promote Skill Acquisition and Prevent Injuries in preK-6th Grade
Andrew Shim & Jennie Rose-Woodward

The improvement and mastery of balance has been considered an important motor-skill concept for children in the past, and incorporating new dynamic balance routines in the curriculum could lead to positive outcomes in children’s motor development. This article describes dynamic balance routines and drills that can be used as a unit to promote physical activity or as part of a fall-prevention program.

Application of Instructional Alignment to Promote Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity during Physical Education
MooSong Kim & Jaehun Jung

This article describes three steps for implementing instructional alignment as a means of promoting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during PE: 1) identify PE objectives, 2) modify and develop class environments aimed at promoting MVPA, and 3) assess students’ MVPA by using objective measurements.

iSCORE: Using Technology and Imagery to Enhance Performance of Closed Motor Skills
E. Earlynn Lauer, Scott B. Martin & Rebecca A. Zakrajsek

During the associative phase of skill learning when young athletes are still learning to refine their technique, it can be difficult for coaches to correct athletes’ movements and develop their sport skills. This article describes how coaches can use the application iSCORE to improve athletes’ sport performance on closed motor skills.


Redesigning the Assessment Experience with Design Thinking: Using the Creative Process to Break Assessment Barriers
– Stephanie Armstrong

This article describes the five stages of the design thinking model used to engage students in a creative-thinking process to solve assessment barriers.

Learning to SPEAK Out: A Professional Voice or Advocacy
– Kimberly S. Hurley, Andrew D. Eberline & Tam L. Burt

This article explores one physical educator’s opportunity for developing a professional voice through engagement in SHAPE America’s SPEAK Out! Day.

Consequences of Substance Use and Abuse: An Impactful Strategy for Multiple Learning Styles
– Sunnin Keosybounheuang

The health education activity shared here incorporates emotion, scenarios, movement and reflection for the choices and consequences related to recreational drug use and abstinence.

Practical Drills to Perfect the Free Throw
– Anthony S. Smith

This article provides several tips for helping young players develop accurate form for shooting free throws using aspects of the deliberate practice framework.