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ERIC Number: EJ1056842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Minute to Win It: A Fun Alternative to Improve Skill-Related Fitness
Kamla, Jim
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v26 n5 p25-29 2013
An effective physical education curriculum promotes the acquisition of skills, knowledge, and dispositions to encourage students to participate and learn. By developing skills, knowledge, and dispositions, students are provided with a greater opportunity to value participation in physical activity. The purpose of this article is to share a fun alternative for incorporating skill-related fitness into physical education. "Minute to Win It" is a television show on NBC hosted by Guy Fieri (Robertson, Todd, Hirsch, & Varilek, 2012). The show challenges competitors to complete 10 different challenges in order to win $1 million. The 10 challenges test the competitors' intelligence, agility, balance, coordination, and speed by using simple household items ( These challenges can be easily modified for use in physical education. The activities are unique, fun, and skill-enhancing. This article will explain what skill-related physical fitness is and how these "Minute to Win It" challenges can help to improve students' agility, balance, coordination, and speed. The article will also provide instructions on how to play some easily modified "Minute to Win It" challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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