Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:11:26 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Make the football experience novel and change negative mind-sets <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> The two things I hear from students in my physical education classes when I say we’re going to be looking at football are usually I don’t like football and I’m not good at football. Although it can be a lot of fun, football can also be confusing, and many students are quick to discount their ability. </div> </div> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:48:00 +0000 Teaching Social Justice and Democracy in Action <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> To embrace human rights is to become aware that without social justice there can be no fairness or equality; consequently, democratic processes cannot function. Essential to the definition of democracy is the notion that all people have equal power to live freely, to vote, and to speak. </div> </div> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:46:00 +0000 A quick snapshot of an inventing games lesson focused on net games <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> This vignette provides a quick snapshot of an inventing games lesson focused on net games. We can readily appreciate the diversity of students&rsquo; skill levels and also how students are the architects of their own games. </div> </div> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:43:00 +0000 Principles of Attack <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> The principles of attack will help a team in possession of the ball react to any situation during soccer. These principles apply regardless of the system of play and formation played by the team, and they will always apply, no matter how the game evolves. </div> </div> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:23:00 +0000 Functional Exercises <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> The real teaching part of defending is establishing roles and responsibilities and emphasizing the importance of providing cover and distances. Here is an example of a functional defending exercise. </div> </div> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:21:00 +0000 Running Exercises <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> 1. Straight Ahead Jog straight to the last cone. Make sure you keep your upper body straight. Your hip, knee and foot are aligned. Do not let your knee buckle inwards. Run slightly more quickly on the way back. Perform two sets. </div> </div> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:17:00 +0000 Power Development <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> A player&rsquo;s capability to generate power is a key goal of many training programmes to improve the performance of explosive movements on the pitch. Training strategies encompassing the force-velocity continuum (figure 12.3) can be used to improve lower-body power in the soccer environment. </div> </div> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:12:00 +0000 Learn 10 of today's most popular social dances <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Judy Wright releases a new edition of her popular book, "Social Dance: Steps to Success" </div> </div> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 15:20:00 +0000 How to Successfully Execute Blocking <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Good receivers play hard without the ball. Playing unselfishly is a big part of being a team player. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:19:00 +0000 Perceiving Pressure <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> The mindset of a team can be strengthened or weakened by how they assess the challenges awaiting them. This definition of the situation shapes and drives subsequent performance. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:57:00 +0000 Performance Workout Programs <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> The functional-spectrum training system not only allows you to train both your hustle (performance) and your muscle (strength and size) but also can be adjusted easily to emphasize a particular aspect of training. The programs presented here focus on improving overall athleticism and functional capacity. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 08:24:00 +0000 Natick <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> Departing Framingham and crossing into Natick, runners encounter a change of street names that few probably notice. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 08:20:00 +0000 Determine and develop running speed for fast plays <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> In football, speed is generally measured by a player’s time in running the 40-yard dash. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:51:00 +0000 YogaFit Essence <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> The essence of the YogaFit lifestyle is breathing, feeling, and listening to your body; letting go of expectation, judgment, and competition; and staying in the present moment. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:45:00 +0000 Why Everyone Involved With a Soccer Team Needs to Understand Soccer Science <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Over the past few decades, the demand for soccer scientists and performance consultants has been growing as a result of the soccer world’s intense focus on achieving the best results possible. Researchers have developed a greater understanding of how the human body reacts to exercise, training, various environments, and many other stimuli. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:34:00 +0000