Sports and Recreational Activities

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  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-23
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Designed for teachers, future teachers, and participants, this comprehensive text provides fundamental information on 40 different sports and recreational activities. The text prepares you for the playing field and gym by covering teaching considerations, techniques, lead-up games, drill activities, and information on teaching special populations. Also included is an overview of all aspects of each sport, including history, equipment, fundamental skills, rules, strategy, etiquette, and more. Hundreds of photos and drawings make it easy to grasp the skills and rules of each sport.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Health-Related Physical Fitness

3 Aerobic Dance (Group Exercise)

4 Archery

5 Backpacking

6 Badminton

7 Basketball

8 Bicycling

9 Bowling

10 Dance: Concert and Recreational Forms

11 Disc Sports: Ultimate and Disc Golf

12 Field Hockey

13 Golf

14 Gymnastics and Tumbling

15 In-Line Skating

16 Jogging and Walking

17 Karate

18 Kayaking and Canoeing

19 Lacrosse

20 Mountaineering

21 Orienteering

22 Pickle-ball

23 Racquetball, Paddleball, and Handball

24 Rugby

25 Self-Defense

26 Soccer

27 Softball (Slow Pitch)

28 Swimming

29 Table Tennis

30 Team Handball

31 Tennis

32 Touch Football and Flag Football

33 Track and Field

34 Volleyball

35 Water Polo

36 Weight Training

37 Wrestling

38 Yoga

Appendix A: Miscellaneous Field and Court Dimensions

Appendix B: Metric and English Equivalents

Appendix C: Video Sources

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