Navigation Links
GameCoach(TM) Combines High Tech With Old School PE School Equipment
Date:12/4/2008

The First Active Gaming Lessons for PE Classrooms Released

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Surrounded by hundreds of physical educators at the annual Texas Association for Health, PE, Recreation & Dance (TAHPERD) conference, Source Brands, Inc., maker of the GameBike(TM) and GamePad(TM), officially released the first "active gaming" lesson plans for PE classrooms. The new book and CD of lessons is entitled GameCoach(TM) and is available nationwide.

The GameCoach was developed and written by Scott Bodnar, director of project development for Youth InterACTIVE, an award-winning, non-profit at the forefront of the national movement toward healthy, active living. Its ACTIVE Life initiative works with national leaders, schools and other institutions to develop and manage cost-effective, scalable and sustainable solutions to fight youth obesity. These solutions utilize new media, existing education and community infrastructures and the untapped power of youth as agents of positive social changes.

This 145-page resource for elementary, middle and high school physical educators is the result of an innovative and ongoing partnership between Youth InterACTIVE and Source Brands, Inc.

The lessons combine the high technology of popular video game consoles, including the GameBike and GamePads that allow participants to "plug into" these gaming systems, with the traditional (old school) equipment such as basketballs, volleyballs, jump ropes and the like. The GameCoach lessons are built around a circuit-training model where GameBikes and GamePads are interspersed among traditional equipment.

The effect is a high-energy physical education classroom and one that is definitely NOT your father's PE, say Source Brands, Inc. CEO Richard Kentopp.

"The days of dodge ball are just about over," says Kentopp. "New PE is all about making health and fitness relevant and fun for all students, and our products are uniquely suited to provide those experiences. The research that we conducted with hundreds of PE professionals around the country suggested that they liked our GameBikes and GamePads but needed a classroom lesson system to help produce positive health outcomes among school children of all ages. That's what GameCoach provides."

The GameCoach will be available from physical education catalogs and other companies that distribute PE equipment.

For more information on GameBike, GamePad and GameCoach, visit www.gamebike.com.

For more information on Youth InterACTIVE, visit http://www.youthinteractive.org/


'/>"/>
SOURCE GameCoach
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The Ultimate Valentines Day Gift: Indulgent Organic Chocolate for Women That Combines Great Taste & Functional Ingredients
2. The Dancetown Fitness System: a Radical New Approach to Physical Exercise for Adults Combines State-of-the-Art Computer Technology and Dance
3. ASH Holds a Special Symposium to Interest High School Students in Biomedical Research
4. School-Based Program Can Change Kids Lives
5. Study shows school-based program enables children and adolescents to better manage chronic disease
6. Sleeping in school
7. First study to examine rare injuries and conditions of US high school athletes
8. Telemedicine Becoming More Relevant to Children's Health Within School Systems.
9. Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) of the New York Tri-State Area to Award Over $500,000 in Scholarships to Graduating High School Seniors
10. School Soda Ban Has Limited Effect
11. Med school discovery could lead to better cancer diagnosis, drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Brenntag Specialties, Inc.(BSI) , ... Food & Beverage and Dietary Supplement market segments across the ... USA geographies east of the Rocky Mountains since 2012. Consistent performance in ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... LA, celebrates the beginning of a new charity campaign. As part of their ... Special Advocates (CASA). In the belief that children deserve a voice, and in ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A man who has struggled to quit smoking, a man who has struggled ... to find solutions to his problems – and he did. Now Nabat, a serial entrepreneur ... introduce his breakthrough inventions to the world and better people's lives. His own experience with ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... ... If you are feeling that your clothes are a tad snug, the ... Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 34.9% of U.S. adult women are overweight. ... some of the leading causes of preventable death. February is heart health month ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Hilton Head Island, SC (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... Head and surrounding areas with a vital new community enrichment program, has teamed up ... to local women and children suffering from intimate abuse. To support all those victimized ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016  Syneron Medical Ltd. ... device company, announced today that William Griffing ... America, is scheduled to participate in the Leerink ... on February 11, 2016 in New ... institutional investors to meet with the Mr. Griffing ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 5, 2016 ... the "Global Musculoskeletal Partnering 2010-2016: Deal ... to their offering. --> ... the "Global Musculoskeletal Partnering 2010-2016: Deal ... to their offering. --> ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, ... of the previously announced underwritten secondary offering of 11,027,558 ... stockholders, consisting of affiliates of Blackstone and Goldman Sachs. ... an initial price of $96.45 per share. The selling ... offering.  Neither Zimmer Biomet nor any of its directors, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: