GYM CLASS HEROES
Sorry for not posting the past few days, I was up in Canada and did not have access to the net. I was working with a few young athletes at the facility yesterday and it was apparent that these athletes had never been taught how to run properly. I can speak from the inside in saying that too many PE teachers don’t even teach yourg kids how to run or jump properly and it is a damn shame. I believe the reason is because believe it or not, most PE teachers couldn’t tell you what to look for in a proper running and/or jumping. These are two critical skills that should be taught to everyone. I explained to the mother that at this age (13, 11), their nervous systems are still like play dough and we would be able to correct the problem. Once an athlete or anyone for that matter, reaches 16 or 17, that play dough starts to get hard and it is very hard to change things such as running and jumping and nervous system recruitment. After about 10 minutes of working with the boys on their first step and running, the change was noticeable and the mother was ecstatic. It can be done and shame on my fellow PE teachers for not nipping things like this in the bud long ago.