Monday, February 20, 2012
The answer is yes, Line Soccer is defiantly a very common game in many elementary schools. I remember playing this game throughout elementary school in all different grades. The point of this game is to call out students numbers and have students on teams on opposite lines run out get the ball in the middle of the gym and have them run back and shoot on the opposition's goal with the other student attempting to defend him or her. This game is in The P.E. Hall of shame for a few reasons first it has minimal student participation time being that most students are sitting on the sidelines weighting for their numbers to be called I remember when playing this game itching to get out and play and only getting to play three or four times a class. Another problem is the humiliation factor for the slow or student that is not as developed as the kid they are competing against. Last it does not help a student develop good soccer skills students will just be rushing to get a shot off at the net so they do not look bad in front of their entire class. This why this Line Soccer should not be taught in the class room you can find this and other games in the P.E. Hall Of Shame here at https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B1foWn97mAcaYWYzZTcwNTAtMWY0MS00MjBiLTkyOWItZGZjOWYzMDk0ZjUy
Sunday, February 19, 2012
The Internet is becoming a bigger part of the average persons everyday life, and with many realizing its worth in terms of personal health the world wide web is becoming a large influence on how people learn sports, activities and skills and how people monitor their progression. The internet is completely full of videos or websites that have to do with getting in shape "get a six pack in 6 weeks" ads seem to be every where. Personal I have gained some help on skills for freestyle skiing, just from viewing videos on youtube and forums and posts on how to do certain tricks. http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/677984/ this is an example of this. Just by watching tons of videos you can help your muscle memory learn movements while your dreaming and certain skills can be learned quicker. Also there is the more direct approach to using the internet to get in shape and learn movements. People interested in losing weight can watch work out videos and imitate them right in their own home for example. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_HWEoGoxgI Another way the internet can help is with contest like http://healthynewyear.challenge.gov/ this promotes people to show how using technology to better there life and fitness. I made my video about how I use the TEVO system of using a camera and TV with a delay to show my dives and improve them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBqwFXQVOOE&context=C31c957cADOEgsToPDskL9cZL4etmUZMIaB5juWOCB
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Last week I missed lab due to going away with my team for the swim championship between all D3 SUNY schools this is called SUNYACS. This was a very fun weekend, it is the end of a hard season of lots of work and at this competition your get to see everyone's hard come together and see final results. I am a diver and I did not have a very good meet but I did make some good changes and learn for next year. As a team we took second and many swimmers dropped a lot of time.