Designed for teachers, future teachers, and participants, this comprehensive text provides fundamental information on 40 different sports and recreational activities. The text prepares you for the playing field and gym by covering teaching considerations, techniques, lead-up games, drill activities, and information on teaching special populations. Also included is an overview of all aspects of each sport, including history, equipment, fundamental skills, rules, strategy, etiquette, and more. Hundreds of photos and drawings make it easy to grasp the skills and rules of each sport.
Dr. Dale P. Mood is a professor and former Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Mood has taught measurement and evaluation, statistics, and research methods courses since 1970 and has published extensively in the field, including 51 articles and 5 books. He has served as a consultant to five NFL football teams, chair of the Measurement and Evaluation Council of the American Alliance for Heath, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and former president of the American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness. He is a reviewer for several scholarly journals. Before completing his Ph.D. in 1970 at the University of Iowa, Dr. Mood taught both elementary and junior high school physical education and coached swimming and diving at the high school level. He was the springboard diving coach at the University of Iowa for five years. In his leisure time, Dr. Mood enjoys reading, officiating at summer league swim meets, playing with his twelve grandchildren, and participating in a wide variety of physical activities.
Judith E. Rink is a professor in the Department of Physical Education at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She has published numerous books, research and articles related to effective teaching of physical education. She has been an editor of both the Journal for Teaching Physical Education and the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Dr. Rink was the chairperson of the committee to develop national content standards for physical education and has been the recipient of the NASPE Hall of Fame Award, the Curriculum and Instruction Academy Honor Award and the American Education Association Special Interest Group Outstanding Scholar Honor Award. She is currently the program director the South Carolina Physical Education Assessment Program and is working with the National Association for Physical Education and Sport to develop performance indicators and assessment materials for the national standards.
Frank F. Musker has participated in many of the activities discussed in Sports and Recreational Activities throughout his life and from an early age. At the age of 6 his father, a gymnast and acrobat, brought him into his act and they performed together in the circus until he was 14. Mr. Musker went on to receive a certificate in physiotherapy from Baroness Rose School of Physical Therapy. He went on to receive a B.S. degree from Boston University in physical education. During World War II he attended the Aircorp Physical Education School in Miami and was a special instructor. He moved to the Medical Corp and attended the Correctional Exercise School. After the war he went back to Boston University to earn his M.S. in Physical Education and received his C.H.E.S. for advanced graduate work. In addition to teaching in the Aircorp, Mr. Musker taught at Baroness Rose, Boston University, gymnastics at M.I.T, and at the Boston Young Man’s Christian Union. While at BYMCU he taught youths who were referred to his course from the Juvenile Court in Boston. He was Supervisor of Physical Education at the Peabody School. Mr. Musker first got involved with Sport & Recreational Activities when one of the first authors asked him to use the book in class and provide feedback. His decision to accept a small percentage of royalties led to a lifetime participation in the book. Mr. Musker is a past New England Chairman of Gymnastics. Today, he enjoys working on the computer, writing about gymnastics and his many grand children, and one very new great grand daughter.