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Physical Education Unit/Lesson Plan Resources
Sport Specific Web Sites
Resources for Teaching Children with Special Needs
Health-Related Physical Fitness
Technology Resources for Physical Educators
Funding Resources

Physical Education Unit/Lesson Plan Resources

PE Universe
PE video activity ideas and PE discussion groups are rich with useful ideas on this new kind of PE idea-sharing website. It is a social media website exclusively for PE professionals that allows you to learn and share ideas with others who have a strong desire to provide the very best in physical education. Think of it as a YouTube/Facebook site made especially for PE collaboration across the world. Membership is entirely FREE

PE Central
Award-winning website provides information and lesson plans on developmentally appropriate physical education practices and programs for health/physical education teachers, parents and students.

A nonprofit organization that provides articles and information that promote active and healthy lifestyles. The site also contains various PE unit lesson plans, as well as links to other physical education and activity websites. 

Action for Healthy Kids
Engaging in diverse organizations, leaders, and volunteers in actions that foster sound nutrition and good physical activity in children, youth, and schools.

P.E. Gang
A fun, interactive website for kids featuring fitness-oriented games, activities and contests, plus ideas for a variety of ways to stay active.

A free online newsletter for physical education teachers, with weekly lesson plans, activities, and assessment resources.

Sport Specific Web Sites

Basketball Coaching & Drills
The largest collection of free basketball drills on the internet, this site currently offers 833 basketball drills in 14 different categories to help individuals and teams practice and develop any skill.

Interactive Baseball Rules
Designed to help umpires, coaches, players, and PE teachers better understand baseball rules. Includes interactive quizzes and extensive resource links.

Kids First Soccer
Award-winning site promotes a child-centered approach to soccer instruction and organization. Covers fundamentals, lead-up games, skills assessment, rules, and more.

Little Tennis
Offers powerful tools for anyone wishing to play, promote or teach tennis. Developed by the U.S. Professional Tennis Association, the program includes a structured program of lessons and play for children ages 3–10.

National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)
A nonprofit organization dedicated to making the sports experience safe, fun, and positive. Educates teachers, coaches, and parents on roles and responsibilities in youth sports, plus offers youth development programs.

A service of Swimming World magazine, the site includes instructional techniques, suggested workouts, competitive news, and more.

Volleyball Camps

Resources for Teaching Children with Special Needs

Adaptive Aerobics
Presents advice for integrating all participants into aerobics classes, regardless of ability or disability.

A.P.E. National Standards
Presented by the State University of NY at Cortland, the site discusses the history of Adapted PE, national standards, and the certification process for Adapted PE (CAPE) with online exam preparation tools.

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
An informational center promoting physical activity for individuals of all abilities. Includes exercise guidelines, plus adapted activities, games, recreation, sports, discussion forums, and more.

Special Olympics
The official website for the Special Olympics offers resources for athletes, coaches and volunteers, including competition news, training opportunities, and instructional guides to aid the coach/teacher in working with Special Olympics athletes or differently abled individuals.

Health-Related Physical Fitness

American Council on Exercise (ACE)
A nonprofit organization providing public education, outreach and research on safe and effective physical activity. Provides certification, continuing education, health and fitness tips and more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Body Mass Index (BMI)
A guide to using the Body Mass Index (BMI), an indicator of body fatness which can be used to screen for weight-based health issues.

The Cooper Institute
A nonprofit research and education center dedicated to promoting physical fitness, physical activity, and health through research and clinical studies, training and certification, fitness tools and services.

The Fitness Jumpsite
Provides fitness, health and nutrition resources and support. Includes suggestions for becoming and staying active, nutritional information, a calorie-burning calculator, weight management tips and insights on fitness equipment.

Global Health and Fitness
An online fitness program offering customized exercise programs, fitness consulting, fitness tracking software and online calculators.

The President’s Great Outdoors Challenge
Offers resources for individuals, teachers and groups, with the goal of making physical activity part of daily life. Includes the Active Lifestyle Program, fitness testing, recognition, rewards and more.

Technology Resources for Physical Educators

ElectriKids for Teachers
Provides teachers, parents and kids fitness-related activities, games, and downloads. Also includes information on the traveling Muscle Mania School Workout.

Offers fitness assessment software and systems designed to help K-12 educators evaluate, motivate and track students' performance, plus includes helpful productivity tools to simplify class management.

PE Digest
Resource library provides access to hundreds of articles on sports, coaching and PE topics. Includes both free downloads and subscriber-only content.

Teach-nology Educational Software Downloads
Offers free downloadable software tools for PE educators. Can be used to track physical activity, keep a food/nutrition diary, build team rosters, monitor sports performance, and more.

Funding Resources

Administration for Children and Families
A federal agency funding various organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, childcare, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. Site provides links to programs, grant opportunities, state and local resources.

Carol M. White Physical Education Program
Program provides grants to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs for K–12 students in order to help them make progress toward meeting state standards for physical education.

eSchool News
Offers an up-to-date listing of grant programs and new funding sources for educators.

The Foundation Directory
A searchable online database provides access to more than 90,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors.

Offered in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, allows users to find and apply online for competitive grants from all federal grant-making agencies.

School Grant Opportunities
Helps grant-seekers locate funding opportunities for K-12 teachers, students and schools. Also includes grant-writing tips and fundraising opportunities.

U.S. Department of Education
Comprehensive resource provides a searchable database of federal funding opportunities.

The organizations and links above are provided for informational purposes only, and are not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, Gopher Sport. Gopher Sport is not responsible for any content on external websites.

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