One Hundred and One Fun Warm-up and Cool-down Games

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Human Kinetics, 2004 - Education - 187 pages

Until now, warming up and cooling down have been seen as drudgery--a boring start to a game or class. But not anymore.

101 Fun Warm-Up and Cool-Down Games provides the antidote to the age-old warm-up and cool-down routines of jogging and stretching. When students take part in these games, they will be fully engaged, having fun, and effectively preparing their minds and bodies for the game or activity that lies ahead.

This innovative book provides complete information for implementing 101 core games:

-The theory behind warm-ups and cool-downs (why they're important and what they should consist of)

-41 fun games that can be used in a variety of situations

-60 sport-specific games in 7 sports (badminton, baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, and volleyball)

-113 variations of the core games to help leaders shape the activities to their group's needs

-An easy-to-follow format with illustrations for the more complicated games to ensure proper setup and understanding of the game

-A game finder to help leaders easily locate games and determine which are suited to their needs

The game descriptions include group size, age, and skill level, making it easy to find the game that's just right for your group. They also can be used as stand-alone activities that promote fitness and fun. And the sport-specific games help kids warm up while working with the ball or equipment that they'll use in their games.

The variety of games, the sport-specific applications, the adaptability to different groups, and the multiple uses of the games make this book a valuable resource for any leader working with students or athletes. The illustrations and easy-to-use format make it straightforward and reader-friendly. These games are so engaging that students and athletes will hardly know they're warming up or cooling down. Come game time, they'll be charged up and ready to go. And after the game, they won't mind cooling down.


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John Byl, PhD, is a professor of physical education at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario. Dr. Byl has taught physical education and coached for more than 25 years, and he has authored several books related to games and physical activity. He is president of CIRA Ontario and is the chair of Ontario's Active Living Challenge.
Dr. Byl loves cycling and playing squash and golf. He also enjoys playing games with his family, especially his first grandson, Zachary.

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