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Junkyard Sports


Introducing Junkyard Sports
Junkyard sports are “real” sports and games played with the “wrong” equipment. Because the sports are made up by the people who are playing them, they offer a welcome alternative to the traditional sport programs. Junkyard sports stress personal
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Sports for the fun of it
One of the most radical of the implications of junkyard sports is the notion that regardless of what gets invented or played or who wins, the only thing that really counts is how much fun it is for everyone. As a criterion for success, especially for
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Creating a Junkyard Sport
Every junkyard sport has four elements: People Place Junk Games The more diverse the participants in skill, age, or ability, the more potential for social learning and challenge. For example, a new
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Finding Inspiration
One of the key inspirations for the development of a junkyard sport is playing in the “wrong” environment with the “wrong” equipment. Stickball, for example, was invented so that kids could play baseball on the street. They didn’t have bats, so they made
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Coaching Junkyard Sports
There are five phases in teaching junkyard sports: Playing the demonstration game Inventing a variation Testing Sharing Judging Your participation as a coach differs from phase to
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Junkyard Sports Community
As the concept of junkyard sports takes hold, a community of junkyard sports players will form around it. Because junkyard sports invite participation across ages and across abilities, this community can grow very large very
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Junkyard Sports is one of many unique and very fun games books published by Human Kinetics.
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Junkyard Sports
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© 2005
Book   184 pages
ISBN-13: 9780736052078



Regular Price: $19.95

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