Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A New Angle For Dodgeball

Dodge ball is on the PE Hall of Shame list because its felt that Dodge ball singles out the weakest students, and it doesn't keep students physically active during class. As most of us remember from our own PE class, when you get out you had to stand on the sidelines and wait for someone to catch a ball, or until a new game starts. In class we need to keep students moving and active at all times with the limited time we have. Dodge ball is a good game that promotes teamwork and strategy, as well as motor development skills such as throwing, running, and jumping. Dodge ball should still be in PE classes, but with variation. Dr. Yang spoke of using a players who get out in an alley way to keep students on the outside involved, and keep the students still in the game constantly on their feet. Old school dodge ball, where students stand on the side is outdated, but with new modifications, it could still be appropriate in PE classes today.

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