Instruction, Programming and Park Design
Paperback ISBN: 0736074260
Skateboarding is one of the fastest-growing activities for youth in America and throughout the world. This fun and exhilarating activity is a great way of fighting childhood obesity while providing a practical method of transportation. The increased popularity of skateboarding has created an unprecedented demand for more skateparks, sound instruction, and access to safe opportunities for skating. Skateboarding: Instruction, Programming, and Park Design provides safe and effective skateboarding instruction and programming as well as information on building and managing skateparks. You'll get all the tools you need to do everything from teaching fundamental skateboarding skills to designing and running a park to meet the needs of your community. In Skateboarding: Instruction, Programming, and Park Design, author Ben Wixon, an experienced skateboarder, instructor, and skatepark consultant and advocate, provides you with -a full curriculum with progressive lesson plans and practice strategies to help you teach skateboarding safely and correctly; -guidance through the planning and design process, including an overview of the pros and cons of various skatepark styles and construction types; -information on key management issues such as supervision, staffing, scheduling, and maintenance; and -strategies for managing risk through appropriate skateboarding instruction, supervision, and park maintenance. Proper instruction in skateboarding fundamentals is the first step in providing a safe experience for all participants. Skateboarding begins with a ready-to-use curriculum that can be implemented in a variety of settings, including schools, public parks, and camps. The step-by-step lesson plans make it easy to teach everything from basic techniques to intermediate and advanced skills. The lesson plans are educationally sound, meet NASPE standards, and can be used either in or out of a skatepark. The curriculum also includes practice strategies to help participants acquire new skills and perfect their techniques, and it even includes guidelines on safety and skatepark etiquette so students will learn that avoiding risk is an important part of skateboarding fun. The book's glossary makes technical jargon and skateboarding slang easy to understand for administrators and new instructors and gives them insight into the idiosyncrasies of skateboarding culture. Skateboarding also features thorough coverage of skatepark management and administration. Wixon offers expert advice on planning and designing a skatepark. He presents factors and questions to consider, information on the various types of skateparks so you can choose the one that best fits your needs, and help with budgeting for construction and maintenance costs. You will also find tools and resources to help you manage both new and existing facilities. Skateboarding covers the most essential management areas. You'll find recommendations on scheduling and programming, staffing and supervision guidelines, and instructions on establishing a maintenance routine. The book also contains helpful forms, including participation waivers and safety and maintenance checklists, and a list of recommended vendors to make it easy to order the equipment you need. Throughout the book you'll find tips for managing risk and promoting safety in the skatepark. Skateboarding is the perfect all-in-one resource for administrators, youth instructors, and physical educators. It offers all the information you'll need to design, supervise, and maintain a skatepark as well as create skateboarding programs for the youth in your community.
From Dodgeball to Double Dutch: Classic Games for Players of Today
Paperback ISBN: 1452138508
Remember recess? It was that refreshing break between classes that cleared the cobwebs, refreshed the mind, and got everyone moving.Recess is the ultimate illustrated guide to the best games of the playground, for inside and outside. With detailed instructions, diagrams, and a can-do, kick-butt attitude, this tome isn't meant to be read—it's meant to be played! This fun and interactive guide includes the rules to over 150 games and variations, including over two dozen international games from schoolyards around the world, plus various tips and strategies not just to play, but also to win!
Yoga for Kids
Simple Animal Poses for Any Age
School & Library ISBN: 0807591726
A little boy begins taking yoga lessons at the zoo, where he learns that he can mimic the animals there with simple yoga poses. When he returns home after his lessons, he practices with his cat, Nino. With an illustration of each animal pose and a description of how to do it on each page, this enchanting book makes the perfect instruction guide for even the smallest yogi.
Barbed Wire Baseball
School & Library ISBN: 1419705210
A tale based on the early life of Japanese-American baseball pioneer Kenichi Zenimura traces his childhood dream of playing professionally and his family's struggles in a World War II internment camp where he introduces baseball to raise hope, in a story complemented by archival photographs.
The Gymnastics Book
The Young Performer's Guide to Gymnastics
Paperback ISBN: 0228100747
"An excellent book in every way... Best of all, the book is accessible to early readers. Superb coverage of a popular sport." -- School Library Journal (starred review) This indispensable guide is simply the best book for beginners to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Illustrated with full-color photographs of gymnasts balancing, tumbling and jumping, The Gymnastics Book features skilled guidance from a medal-winning Ontario Sports Hall of Fame gymnast who is now a noted instructor. The topics covered in detail include: - Finding a good gymnastics club - Qualities to look for in a coach - Warm-up and cool-down exercises - Entering competitive gymnastics - Managing victories and losses - The importance of family and friends - Nutrition and apparel - Financial aspects - A typical day of training for competition. This edition is updated for 2018 with new interviews and updated profiles on the most prominent star gymnasts of today and yesterday, including Simone Biles, Ellie Black, Ragan Smith, Kyle Shewfelt, Emily Boycott and many more. Anecdotes and advice from Olympic stars take beginners behind the scenes and offer a no-holds-barred account of life as a competitive gymnast. Updated profiles on the Olympic greats and gymnasts who have become well-known coaches, gym owners, and gymnastics judges show young gymnasts career pathways beyond the competition. The Gymnastics Book provides motivation and detailed instruction to young gymnastics students
My First Karate Class
Hardcover ISBN: 1481479326
A leveled reader by the creator of the Biscuit series features photographs of young karate students wearing gi uniforms and practicing beginner-level blocks and kicks, in an introduction to martial arts that includes a special section of step-by-step instructions for executing basic karate moves. Simultaneous and eBook.