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McIntosh, Phyllis – English Teaching Forum, 2010
On any fall weekend across the United States, football reigns as the nation's favorite sport. Thousands of high school teams, the pride of communities from coast to coast, compete under the lights on Friday nights. Saturdays feature the tradition and pageantry of college football. Sundays belong to the 32 professional teams that play in the major…
Descriptors: Team Sports, College Athletics, Athletes, High Schools
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Marangoz, Irfan; Bastürk, Dede – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This study aims to analyze the relationship among somatotype structures, leg volume, leg mass, anaerobic strength and flexibility of elite male athletes in different branches. 90 male athletes who study at School of Physical Education and Sport at University of Kirsehir Ahi Evran and are active in wrestling (n = 15), gymnastics (15), football…
Descriptors: Correlation, Human Body, Males, Muscular Strength
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Var, Sevde Mavi; Marangoz, Irfan – World Journal of Education, 2018
This study aims to scale average leg volume and mass scales of elite male and female athletes in some olympic sports. A total of 280 elite athletes comprising of 200 males and 80 females studying at School of Physical Education and Sports at University of Kirsehir Ahi Evran voluntarily participated in this study. Frustum and Hanavan methods were…
Descriptors: Athletes, Body Composition, Human Body, Gender Differences
Güler, Dursun – Online Submission, 2018
In this study, it was aimed to determine and evaluate the sport preferences and tendencies of children towards sports branches. The study group consisted of 1077 secondary school students from 6th, 7th and 8th grades in Amasya city center. The tendency information form was applied in order to determine the students' preferences and tendencies. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletics, Preferences, Secondary School Students
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Wrench, Alison; Garrett, Robyne – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Sports media are significant to the construction and representation of sports cultures and sporting bodies. They function as public pedagogies that frame knowledge and learning negotiated within and beyond physical education (PE) lessons. In this capacity public pedagogies of sports media inform young people's understandings of themselves and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Athletes, Physical Education
Christian, Marc E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Intercollegiate athletics have received considerable attention by scholars in higher education. Despite this wide treatment by scholars, there is little examination of the athletics director. Most of the published research on athletics directors disproportionately focuses on the responsibilities of the athletics director, the pressures of the…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Higher Education, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes
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Pill, Shane – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2013
This article outlines a constraints-led process of exploring, modifying, experimenting, adapting, and developing game appreciation known as Game Sense (Australian Sports Commission, 1997; den Duyn, 1996, 1997) for the teaching of Australian football. The game acts as teacher in this constraints-led process. Rather than a linear system that…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Team Sports, Skill Development
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Harrison, Antonio M.; Pyles, David A. – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2013
We evaluated verbal instruction and shaping using TAG (teaching with acoustical guidance) to improve tackling by 3 high school football players. Verbal instruction and shaping improved tackling for all 3 participants. In addition, performance was maintained as participants moved more quickly through the tackling procedure.
Descriptors: Athletes, High School Students, Verbal Communication, Teaching Methods
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Light, Richard L.; Evans, John R. – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
This article reports on an ongoing study that investigates the development of expertise in rugby league and Australian football by Indigenous Australians as a socially and culturally situated process of learning. Focused on the sampling phase of the Development Model of Participation in Sport (6-12 years of age), it combines narrative inquiry and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Cultural Influences, Expertise
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Camiré, Martin; Trundel, Pierre – World Journal of Education, 2013
In Canada, adolescent boys have been shown to have a higher high school dropout rate compared to girls. This situation is particularly evident in the country's second largest province by population, Quebec. The sport of Canadian football has recently gained in popularity in Quebec as many people believe that the sport can be used to promote both…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletic Coaches, Foreign Countries, Males
Epting, James B., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The current study described and analyzed the perspectives of traditional-aged college student-athletes who participated in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I football regarding the impact the sport had on Christian faith development. The study entailed a qualitative research method approach using in-depth semi-structured…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletes, Team Sports, Christianity
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Burcak, Keskin – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
The purpose of the present research is studying the effects of warm-up with two different sizes of balls on passing skills. Loughborough Soccer Passing Test (LSPT) was conducted on 28 non-elite football players, who participated in the present research for 10 training days. LSPT is a passing skill protocol established on completing 16 passes…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Team Sports, Training, Athletes
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Brau, Rebekah Inez; Gardner, John W.; Webb, G. Scott; McDonald, Jason K. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2019
We develop a single-class period learning game for the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) improvement cycle. The experiential activity walks teams through the PDSA problem-solving process as they create paper American footballs and improve their performance using each step of the cycle. The game is one of the first to focus on PDSA. Key benefits include…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Class Activities, Educational Games, Experiential Learning
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Flockhart, Daniel J. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2006
This article describes how Fantasy Football curriculum can be used to motivate students. (Contains 7 figures.)
Descriptors: Team Sports, Fantasy, Student Motivation, Mathematics Instruction
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Teasley, C.E. Wynn; Hornyak, Martin – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
The 2009 college football season is here, but there has been a continuing controversy swirling over how the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) selects its national champion. College football uses a multi-criterion decision matrix (MCDM) evaluation technique to determine which two teams will play for the national championship. We analyzed the BCS…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Administration Education, Team Sports, College Athletics
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