The PE Playbook – August 2016 Edition

Welcome to the August 2016 Edition of the PE Playbook. The PE Playbook is a review of blog posts over the past month that are specific to Physical Education or Youth Sport. Its about bringing these blog posts into a format that is easy to find, use and share. Hopefully this will result in more PE Teachers (and others) reading them and engaging with them. If you have any feedback about the presentation or content of the PE Playbook then please let me know in the comments section of this post or via @ImSporticusPrevious Editions of the PE Playbook can be found here.

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Darren Wensor is an athletics coach and coach educator from Sydney in Australia and blogs at Coaching Young Athletes. He tends to be my go to guy for ideas about teaching athletics as his posts on 10 of the Biggest Mistakes Young Athletes Make When Throwing a Javelin10 of the Biggest Mistakes Young Athletes Make in the Hurdles and 3 Common Athletics Myths You Should Know demonstrate his wealth of knowledge on the subject. Just a shame that the athletics season has ended now. However he also shares his thoughts on youth sport in general. How to Get Buy-in From Young Athletes By Giving Them a Voice is an excellent practical post about how as a youth coach you can seek out our athletes thoughts and ideas and how to incorporate them into our coaching. How many of us are actually willing to seek this information out and listen? He then proceeds to give good advice to adults involved in supporting their child in sport with How to Be an Awesome Sports Parent. Darren is continually looking to develop further as a coach and he shares thoughts on his read. This month his Recommended Reading For Coaches: was “Legacy” By James Kerr An excellent book and one that I encourage all teachers and coaches to read and Darren’s blog to follow.

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