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November / December 2021




Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators

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Free Access Article
Improving Your Aim: Effective Goal Setting Practices for Team Sport Coaches
– Amber Shipherd, Emily North, and Jason Gonzales

The aim of this paper is to provide strategies for coaches to improve their ability to implement goal setting practices with groups or teams. First, an overview of effective goal setting practices is provided. Next, a three-step goal setting system is introduced to assist when setting goals with teams. Concrete examples from a variety of different team sports are included to aid coaches in better understanding what these practices and processes look like in a team setting when implemented properly.  

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Level Up: Strategies to Increase Student Engagement Using Gamification in Physical Education  
Collin Brooks and Jamie McMullen

The purpose of this article is to draw attention to the educational engagement strategy known as gamification and to give practical examples of how to implement these strategies into a physical education (PE) setting. Gamification takes elements of video games and applies them in a non-game context (Attali & Arieli-Attali, 2015). Point systems, leaderboards, achievements, levels, or badges are known as rewards-based gamification and encourages participants to complete tasks within real-world settings (Nicholson, 2015).

Connecting TPSR and Professional Development: Implications for Physical Education Teachers and Facilitators  
Fernando Santos, Rui Neves, and Melissa Parker

This article proposes strategies for facilitators helping physical education teachers learn teaching personal and social responsibility within professional development programs. Several practical examples and applications are provided to professional development facilitators and teachers.

Authentic Integration of Physical Education and Mathematics: The Geometry racket
Paul Malinowski, Ben Kern, Melissa Gallagher, and Anna Ellington

This article offers a blueprint for how middle-school geometry and physical education units naturally intersect for authentic integration of both subjects. This disciplinary intersection is called the “Geometry Racket” and illustrates how mathematics knowledge provides and almost unfair advantage (i.e. racketeering) in net/wall games.

Learning to Adapt: Understanding micropolitics for transitioning coaches
Jeremy Elliott, Ryan Conners, Paul Whitehead, and Michael Craw

The purpose of this paper is to use data compiled from a recent study of a transitioning novice coach to outline some potential pitfalls transitioning coaches can avoid as it pertains to navigating micropolitical issues with their new athletes.


Increasing Effectiveness in Teaching Secondary School Dance Classes on Zoom
– Jessica Dykes and Jiling Liu

While Zoom is useful in multiple situations, it may not ensure effective teaching on a virtual platform, especially when teaching lessons that involve physical activities such as dance. To address this concern, we will share a few effective approaches involving Zoom, such as using creative skill modeling, implementing student-centered teaching styles, providing public and private feedback, and carrying out both formal and informal assessments.   

Fostering Positive Youth Development 
– Lee Arakawa and Scott Douglas

Youth sport coaches struggle to identify the strategies they can use to facilitate PYD outcomes, and the coach education programs available to them do not equip them with the tools necessary to target PYD intentionally. By considering the strategies in this article, coaches can begin to intentionally cultivate a sporting environment that fosters PYD.

Project-Based Learning and Sport Education: A PETE project
– Luis Estrada-Oliver, Karina Delgado-Gotay, Victor Colon-Guzman

This article aims to explain the application of Project-Based Learning to learn the full Sport Education Model and design an innovative season (PBL product).