Category Archives: General Sports

Christian lessons from general sports

Stop

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Learning to Stop Quickly

stopOne of the very first skills that I taught to kindergarteners and first graders when I taught physical education was the skill of stopping. I’m sure that a lot of people believe that the ability to stop doesn’t really need to be taught because anyone can stop. I would agree that nearly anyone can stop, but I would also be quick to point out that not everyone can stop quickly and maintain perfect balance. This is especially true when having to stop from a full out sprint. Continue reading Stop

Don’t Let Your Look Stop You

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He Didn’t Look Athletic

you can do itI knew five Jeff’s from middle school and high school. All of them were good athletes, and one was a super athlete. He looked athletic, and he was athletic. He dominated middle school sports competition and rewrote records in cross country and track and field. But there was another Jeff that I want to focus on. This Jeff had kind of a pudgy appearance. He was on the short side and had stubby legs. He really didn’t look athletic but he was. Jeff played football, basketball, and baseball for the school teams, plus he played in a city hockey league. He didn’t just play, he excelled. Continue reading Don’t Let Your Look Stop You

Great Talent or Great Influence?

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influenceWithin the arena of sports, coaches are always in search for great talent. Some people believe that great talent is a guarantee to a winning team, but there are coaches who have gone after extreme talent, only to be bitten by the prize winning catch that they reeled in. Continue reading Great Talent or Great Influence?