Water Polo Appears in Physical Activity & Sport for the Secondary School Student
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Need to know how to teach water polo? Ask Dr. Pete Snyder, professor of physical education at Fullerton College! Water polo has been an integral part of his life for over 30 years. As the chapter author of water polo for the publication Physical Activity & Sport for the Secondary School Student, Snyder shares his knowledge about skill instruction, safe and effective practice techniques and game strategies.
"Water polo is an Olympic sport and activity that is ranked as one of the top forms of exercise for the body. Many different muscular combinations and energy systems are used while playing the game; and, more importantly, it is fun," says Snyder.
"At the same time, given a few precautions, the game is very safe and poses little risk of injury to the muscular-skeletal systems of the body."
This edition of Physical Activity & Sport makes water polo less daunting. Teachers, students and teacher educators will find the latest in skill instruction, practice techniques and game strategies for 22 sports and activities, all backed by research. They also will find reams of hands-on tools – assessments, lesson plans, practice drills and safety guidelines - on the CD-ROM that accompanies the book.
"Perhaps best of all," says Dr. Neil Dougherty of Rutgers University, editor of the book, "readers will find the tips, tricks and insights that the book's authors have accumulated over the many, many years that they’ve been teaching these sports and activities."
"NASPE is proud to offer this updated practical resource to the professionals who dedicate their careers to serving the physical activity needs of our nation’s young people," says Charlene R. Burgeson, executive director of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), publishers of Physical Activity & Sport. "Every child and youth needs a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day and this publication will help physical education teachers, Y instructors and other physical activity professionals to help make that happen."
Snyder has coached the sport of water polo for over 30 years at all levels – with championship teams youth through Olympic ages - and he continues to coach students at Fullerton College. In the classroom, his students develop performance and practice drill techniques and learn the value of water polo as a lifelong learning activity for physical fitness. Through Physical Activity & Sport for the Secondary School Student, Snyder reaches a wider audience of educators and teachers and shares his knowledge about the sport of water polo.
A graduate of Stanford University, he is also a member of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the California Community College Organization for Physical Education. In addition to his three decades of coaching and teaching, Snyder served two years as dean and athletic director of physical education and athletics at Fullerton College.
Learn how to teach water polo and 22 other sports and activities with the help of Physical Activity & Sport for the Secondary School Student. Other subjects include: aerobic fitness, archery, badminton, basketball, climbing and challenge courses, cycling, dance, golf, inline skating, lacrosse, pickle ball, soccer, softball, speedball, swimming, tennis, track & field, tumbling, volleyball, water polo and weight training. Order online at http://www.naspeinfo.org/shop. Stock number is 304-10463, $48 for NASPE/AAHPERD members; $69 for non-members.
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