Every day P.E. activities for 4th-6th graders

Originally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 6.

A physical education teacher asked for help in designing his curriculum. He asked for the three to five exercises that I would do in every class with 4th-6th graders. Without knowing about available equipment, class size, teacher experience, and other important programing variables, I would play tag, crawl, sprint, and do some form of dexterity/coordination exercise such as juggling in every class. Read more

Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter, Vol. 4 Links

Issue 2

How to Juggle

Issue 3

Woodward focuses on ‘extra 1%’ with enlistment of vision expert from World Cup staff

Tyreke Evans’ Euro-Step

Tyreke Evans’ Stride-Stop

Issue 4

Long-term Athlete Development: Trainability in childhood and adolescence, windows of opportunity, optimal trainability

Finishing what he starts – Brooks gets tricky to score around much bigger players

Issue 5

How nerves affect soccer penalty kicks

Issue 6

No More Drills, Feedback or Technical Training…

Steve Nash vs. the regular ol’ layup

The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan’s Tour of the NBA (Sports Illustrated)

Issue 7

Self-Monitoring, Human Nature, and Sustained Learning

Issue 8

Eye-Training Video

Issue 9

The two faces of perfectionism

Hip Mobility

Squat Progression

Issue 10

Ice Skater Drill

Curry’s imaginative finishers grabbing attention

The Rondo

Issue 11

Arsene Wenger: ‘Am I too intelligent to be a football manager? You can never be intelligent enough’

Issue 12

Keith D’Amelio videos

Issue 13

Stability, Sport, and Performance Movement: Great Technique Without Injury

Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less

Developing Sport Expertise: Researchers and Coaches put Theory into Practice

Issue 14

The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

Issue 18

Secrets of Soviet Sports Fitness and Training

Break the Ice

Don’t Ice That Ankle Sprain-with 43 min DVD (Sprain- The F.A.S.T. Approach to Preventing and Treating Sprained Ankles, volume 1)

Issue 19

Performance Assessment for Field Sports

Issue 20

How to Shoot a Floater

Stephen Curry’s The Rondo

Rajon Rondo’s Euro-Step

Issue 21

Harvard Tennis and the High Set

Valgus, varus or neutral knees?

Issue 22

Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat

Valgus Overload

Exercise Bands

Issue 24

Coconut Water

Seven Behaviors of Successful Athletes

Sports Genes


Issue 25

Mike Roll and Leg Strength

How to Train like a World Cup Player

Mirror Drill

Issue 26

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Issue 30

Reading the Play in Team Sports

Issue 31

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

Vitamin Water

Issue 32

Myth of Core Stability

Energy Drinks

Issue 33

Team USA article

Blitz Basketball

Organized Streetball

Issue 34

Suzanne Farrell

Land on your ties, save your knees

UCD study

Issue 35

Free Throw Shooting Technique

Efficiency and the Mid-Range Shot

Issue 37

Sports Personality Position Theory

A Multidimensional Approach to Skilled Perception and Performance in Sport

Identification of non-specific tactical tasks in invasion games

Issue 38

Russell Westbrook

Crossover Step

Defensive Footwork Drills

Issue 39

Anticipation in a real-world task

Issue 40

Benefits of weight lifting for kids

Issue 41

Inside the brain of an elite athlete

Issue 42

The Fighter’s Mind: Inside the Mental Game

Improving Peripheral Vision: Learning to Juggle

In Brian McCormick’s Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter, Vol. 4, I referenced a study that said that juggling helps to improve brain pathways involved in peripheral vision, among other things. I referred to my week learning to juggle and referenced the video below:

H2G Vol.4 Front CoverOriginally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter, Volume 4.

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