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Chapter 1. Building Skills for SuccessChapter 2. Locomotor Skills Hopping Galloping Sliding Running Skipping Jumping (Vertical) Jumping (Horizontal) Leaping Chapter 3. Underhand RollingChapter 4. Throwing Underhand Throwing Overhand Throwing Two-Hand Overhead Throwing Chapter 5. Catching Catching Above the Waist Catching Below the Waist Chapter 6. Passing Bounce Passing Chest Passing Chapter 7. Striking Underhand Striking Sidearm Striking Two-Hand Sidearm Striking Chapter 8. Volleying Forearm Passing Overhead Volleying Chapter 9. Kicking and Punting Kicking Punting Chapter 10. Dribbling Dribbling With Hands Dribbling With Feet

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Planned publicity and reviews in various magazines including SEN and Physical Education Matters. Solus emails, inclusion in online newsletters and posted on Human Kinetics' Health and Fitness Blog.

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Vonnie Colvin, EdD, is a professor of physical education pedagogy in Longwood University's department of health, athletic training, recreation, and kinesiology. In addition to her teaching duties, she works with student teachers in the schools and was the program coordinator for the physical and health education teacher education program in her department for 10 years. She was the 2013 recipient of the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Outstanding University Physical Educator Award. Before coming to Longwood University in 2004, Colvin was a member of the department of kinesiology and health promotion at the University of Kentucky for 9 years. During her tenure in Kentucky, she received the Outstanding University Physical Educator Award and an Outstanding Service Award from the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in 2002. Colvin is a member of both SHAPE America and the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She was vice president of physical education for the Kentucky state organization in 1999, and she is currently vice president of the general division in the Virginia state association. Colvin served on the Strategies editorial board from 1999 to 2002 and was the chair in 2001. Before moving to higher education in 1995, Colvin taught physical education in Louisa County, Virginia, for 21 years-8 years at the elementary level, 2 at the middle school level, and 11 at the high school level. During that time, she also worked with student teachers from Norfolk State University and Virginia Tech. Colvin lives in Farmville, Virginia, and enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading. Nancy Markos, MEd, is the 2002 National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the 2003 Outstanding Elementary School Teacher for the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. In 2011, Markos received the Golden Apple Award for the Albemarle County Public School Teachers. Markos was an elementary physical education and health specialist for the Albemarle County school system in Charlottesville, Virginia, from 1984 until her retirement in 2011. At that time, she became the facilitator of health, physical education, and family life for the Albemarle County Public Schools until June 2014. Markos is now a consultant for Move, Live, Learn and a presenter for US Games. She was also clinical instructor for the University of Virginia from 1985 until her retirement in 2011. She mentored students in the physical education and adapted physical education programs. Before coming to Virginia, Markos taught physical education at the elementary level for 3 years in Maryland and at the middle school level for 5 years in Maryland and Rhode Island. Markos is a member of SHAPE America; the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; and the education sorority Delta Kappa Gamma. She is past president of the Albemarle Education Association. Markos was a member of the writing and revision teams for the Standards of Learning for Physical Education and for the Physical Education Resource Guide for the Virginia Department of Education. Markos lives in Earlysville, Virginia, and enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf, and working out. Pam Walker, MEd, was an elementary physical education and health specialist in the Albemarle County school system in Charlottesville, Virginia, for 30 years until her retirement in 2008. She taught the last 25 years at Red Hill Elementary in North Garden, Virginia. Walker was a clinical instructor at the University of Virginia, where she worked with practicum students and student teachers for 18 years. She was named the 1995 Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. In 2004, she received the Golden Apple Award for teachers in the Albemarle County Public Schools. The workshops she has led involve teaching movement and fundamental skills, whole-brain learning, classroom management skills, learning styles and strategies, stress management, and teaching for multiple intelligences. Walker was a member of VAHPERD, SHAPE America, the National Education Association, the education sorority Delta Kappa Gamma, and the professional education fraternity Phi Delta Kappa. Walker lives in Schuyler, Virginia, and enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, golfing, hiking, and camping.

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