Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:23:17 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Nutrition strategies: pregame to game time <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> <p>The pregame meal often comes 4 to 5 hours before the game, guaranteeing that you will arrive at the game with low blood volume, low blood sugar, and depleted liver glycogen unless you consume the right foods and beverages at the right times. Blood sugar is the primary fuel for the brain--if it drops, you can develop mental fatigue, which will lead to muscular fatigue even if your muscles are full of energy. However, if you start the game with food in your stomach, you will feel both bloated a </div> </div> Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:24:00 +0000 Intake for performance enhancement <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> <p>Much of the discussion on energy intake focuses on the optimal distribution of the energy substrates. Despite the popular recommendations for high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets, there is no question that focusing on a diet that is relatively high in complex carbohydrates, moderate in high-quality protein, and relatively low in fat is performance enhancing. But this discussion has little meaning in the face of energy intake inadequacy or without knowing how these energy substrates are distri </div> </div> Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:17:00 +0000 Sustain high-level performance with fluids and electrolytes <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> <p>Perhaps the most important factor associated with sustaining a high level of athletic performance is the maintenance of fluid and blood sugar balance during exercise. Unfortunately, it has been found that, even in the presence of available fluids, many athletes experience a degree of voluntary dehydration, with a concomitant drop in blood sugar, during training and competition that has an inevitable negative impact on performance. (See table 3.1 for definitions of dehydration and related term </div> </div> Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:13:00 +0000 Teaching Tip: Improving Instructional Effectiveness <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> <p><img src="" alt="Teaching Tip: If you are going to earn the respect of students, you will have to develop a relationship with them." width="433" height="354" /></p> </div> </div> Mon, 29 Jun 2020 05:14:00 +0000 Dynamic PE ASAP Assessments <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> <p>Dynamic PE ASAP assessments are outcome-based tools created to assess student progress toward competency for Dynamic Physical Education (DPE) outcomes. The DPE outcomes, although derived from SHAPE America&rsquo;s grade-level outcomes, are written specifically for this curriculum. Thus, the assessments are developed specifically for this curriculum. Assessments have been created for grade 5 through 8 students at the Dynamic PE ASAP website (</p> <p><strong>Disc Throw</st </div> </div> Mon, 29 Jun 2020 05:10:00 +0000 Nontraditional PE Activities: Minipyramids <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> <p>Students can work in groups of three to five to develop various types of pyramids. Some examples are shown in figure 17.11. Encourage the class to develop different types of pyramids and allow time for them to share their creations with the rest of the class. Examples are the hip-shoulder stand, double-crab stand (see figure 17.11<em>a</em>), double-bear stand (see figure 17.11<em>b</em>), and shoulder stand (see figure 17.11<em>c</em>). Caution students to select a partner of similar size an </div> </div> Mon, 29 Jun 2020 05:07:00 +0000 Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> <p>A comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) is a multicomponent school physical activity model designed to ensure that youth have access to 60 minutes of physical activity opportunities each day. Figure 12.1 visually illustrates a CSPAP.</p> <p><img src="" alt="Figure 12.1 Comprehensive school physical activity program." width="316" height="294" /></p> <p><strong>Figure 12.1</strong> Comprehensive s </div> </div> Mon, 29 Jun 2020 05:03:00 +0000 Advocating for Your Physical Education Program <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> <h3>CASE STUDY: Advocating for Your Physical Education Program</h3> <p>"If it&rsquo;s to be, it&rsquo;s up to me!" This aphorism is the harsh reality for many physical educators when promoting their programs in this day and age. Budget cuts, time constraints, and academic pressures often curb the amount of time, resources, and energy devoted to physical education programs in schools today. Knowing that this was the case in his school district, Mr. Conn, physical education teacher at Warrensvi </div> </div> Mon, 29 Jun 2020 04:39:00 +0000 The right way to return from a soccer injury <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> <h3>Return-to-Play Process</h3> <p>To bring this text to completion, we must discuss the often inevitability of injuries. The objective of this section is to provide a guidance or avenue of approach for common injuries suffered in soccer&mdash;a template for return to play. Even with the most efficient and robust preparation and monitoring, players will suffer contact or noncontact injuries. In this section, we will address both types of injury as well as the significant difference in considera </div> </div> Wed, 10 Jun 2020 04:32:00 +0000 Building strength for soccer with the rear foot elevated split squat <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> <h3>Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat</h3> <p><strong>Purpose</strong></p> <p>The rear foot elevated split squat (RFESS) is one of the more complex movements in this book. It highlights the importance of single-leg movements and strength development while still maintaining a high degree of safety and simplicity within the movement. The RFESS recruits the muscles of the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings but emphasizes the single-leg balance and coordination more than any of the previous exercis </div> </div> Wed, 10 Jun 2020 04:27:00 +0000 Assessing a soccer player&rsquo;s fitness level with the Yo-Yo endurance test (beep test) <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> <h3>Yo-Yo Endurance Test (Beep Test)</h3> <p><strong>Purpose</strong></p> <p>The Yo-Yo endurance test is a multistage, continuous assessment. Unlike the recovery tests, there is no break between shuttles. Traditionally this progressively intense conditioning assessment has been deemed an assessment of a player&rsquo;s aerobic power.</p> <p><strong>Setup</strong></p> <p>Mark two lines 65 feet, 7.4 inches (20 m) apart (figure 2.2). Acquire an audio recording for this test, which guides pla </div> </div> Wed, 10 Jun 2020 04:21:00 +0000 The physical demands of soccer on an external defender <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> <p><strong>External Defender</strong></p> <p>The external defender, also called a fullback, has several modifiable roles based on the playing style of the team. One consistent aspect of the physical demands of a fullback is the significant amount of total distance and high-intensity work completed during competition. Theoretically, this is due to the greater area of the playing field the external defender typically covers (figure 1.4).</p> <p><img src=" </div> </div> Wed, 10 Jun 2020 04:14:00 +0000 Communication during a crisis <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> <p>Sport entities are sometimes faced with crises that could tarnish their image by creating unfavorable perceptions in the minds of the media and key constituents. Any threat to a sport entity&rsquo;s image or reputation constitutes a crisis because an entity&rsquo;s reputation is one of its major assets (Saia, 2016). Responding to a crisis often means more than simply responding to media inquiries; it sometimes requires a concerted organizational response.</p> <p><strong>Examples of Crises </div> </div> Thu, 04 Jun 2020 06:08:00 +0000 Digital public relations tools <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> <p>The rise of digital media allows sport organizations to create their own content and publish messages for their various audiences themselves, meaning they have less reliance on the media to deliver their messages as they once did. Sherwood, Nicholson, and Marjoribanks (2017) called this a "potential paradigm shift in the once symbiotic relationship between sport organisations and the media that cover them" (p. 513) but also noted that social and digital platforms have not dramatically altered </div> </div> Thu, 04 Jun 2020 06:06:00 +0000 Digital media gives new access to sports fans <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> <p>The recent rise of digital media provides a plethora of options for sport organizations to use for IMC purposes. As previously mentioned in this chapter, consumers are increasingly tech savvy and seek content about their favorite teams and athletes outside of game day broadcasts. Sport teams have begun capitalizing on this with digital media options such as video series posted to their website or social media that provides exclusive content, the development of team-specific or venue-specific </div> </div> Thu, 04 Jun 2020 05:54:00 +0000