Archive for April, 2012
Founders Sandy Spin Slade and Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer from Skillastics® and Peaceful Playgrounds respectively, and with a special session from the USTA, will present program overviews, philosophy, research and general hands on activities for: Skillastics® Activity Kits (Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Fitness, Fitness Xtreme, Character is Cool, Halfpint and AAHPERD endorsed; “Let’s Move in School [...]
Fun, joy of movement, positive learning environment. What comes to mind when you read those words? For me, it’s what I tried to do each day in my teaching. But for the purpose of this article, it’s back to watching 5 year old children learning how to play basketball, and now soccer. After a little [...]
In order to get students organized quickly to play Skillastics®, try some of these “grouping” strategies: As you call the colors of the six teams, have students go to the color that is most obvious on their shirt. Call birthday months and send each month to a spot for their team. Call out favorite fruits [...]
May is National Physical Education and Sport month and offers a great opportunity to showcase your program. It’s important that everyone looks for ways to advocate for physical education and by planning a special event during May (and specifically the first week of May) you can help support those advocacy efforts. Here are a few [...]
Over 100 Skill-Building Activities for Children that Create an Atmosphere of Challenge and Fun! A New Spin on Basketball Basics is an excellent resource of basketball activities that builds skills and understanding in a non-competitive environment. The activities are presented in a progressive format in which students demonstrate each activity based upon their ability-beginning, [...]
Recently at the Boys and Girls Club we had 30 volunteers from the administration of a local large retail business come in for a special event and I ran the Basketball Skillastics® for all the adults, parents and youth and it was a blast!!! It was by far the most entertaining activity that was put on that night. Everyone absolutely loved it…thank you for developing such a great all around program!