The book contains 101 games that give a general approach to warm-ups, cool-downs as well as specific games for 7 popular sports. Some of these versatile games can be used as both warm-ups and cool-downs and include several variations to make them adaptable to different types of groups. In addition, many of the games can be used as stand-alone activities that promote fitness and fun. The book highlights the relevant theory of warming up and cooling down, before launching into both general games and sport-specific activities to improve badminton, baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer and volleyball skills.
John Byl, PhD, is a professor of physical education and the intramural director at Redeemer University College in Ontario, Canada. He has directed physical education programmes and coached various sports for 23 years at the community, secondary school and college levels. He is a national board member of the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association, an executive member of the Ontario College Committee on Campus Recreation and vice president of the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association.
Introduction: Theory of Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs; Part I General Warm-Up Games; Chapter 1. Quick Movement Games; Chapter 2. Tag; Chapter 3. Relays; Chapter 4. Races; Chapter 5. Parachute Games; Part II Sport Specific Warm-Up and Cool-Down Games; Chapter 6. Badminton; Chapter 7. Baseball; Chapter 8. Basketball; Chapter 9. Football; Chapter 10. Hockey; Chapter 11. Soccer; Chapter 12. Volleyball