Michael Walden

Mike is creator & CEO of TeachPE.com. He has a degree in Physical Education, Sports Science & Physics from Loughborough University, and is a qualified Teacher and Sports Injury Therapist.

Linear Motion & Biomechanics

Linear motion simply means motion in a straight line (as opposed to circular motion or rotation). In order to talk about linear motion scientifically, we need to be familiar with mass, distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration. Here we explain Newton’s laws of motion, mass, inertia, momentum, speed, velocity, distance, displacement and graphs of motion. …

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Speed

Blood Composition & Function

Blood has many functions including transportation of nutrients around the body, maintaining homeostasis and the immune system. It is made up of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Function of Blood Transportation: The blood carries other substances around the body inside Arteries, Veins, and Capillaries. These include gasses (Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide), …

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Football Goalkeeping Drills

The following soccer drills are specifically aimed at improving goalkeeping skills and goalkeeper training. The goalkeeper is often overlooked in training sessions and setting up some specific goalkeeping drills will build confidence and help the goalkeeper feel valued. Catching and Throwing Players cross the ball in high from different angles and the keeper must catch …

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Goalkeeping drills

Discus Throwing

Here we explain the basics of discus throwing technique as well as number of practice drills which break the skill down into smaller managable parts which are easier to learn and perfect. Four sets of related drills created by throws coach John Painter can be performed pretty much anywhere and build technique and strength. Introduction …

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Forces In Biomechanics

A force is a push or a pull which alters the state of motion of a body and is measured in Newtons (N). Here we cover balanced and unbalanced forces, friction, air resistance, impulse, force-time graphs, and free body diagrams. Free Body Diagrams Free body diagrams are used to show which forces are acting on …

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Biomechanics Forces

Basketball One On One Games

The one-on-one section will help players learn how to cope with a one-on-one situation from both an attacking and defending point of view. Shoot the Banker The aim is to improve offensive moves, and the bank shot. Player 1 starts near the corner and is offensive. Player 2 is defensive and stands near player 1. …

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Basketball Defence Drills

The Defense section will help improve your game when you do not have possession of the ball. Jump to the Ball The aim is to improve defensive positioning. Start with 2 offensive players at the top of the key, one either side and 2 more offensive players in the wing positions. Defenders start by the …

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Basketball Handling Drills

Improve your ball control with our 8 Basketball Ball Handling Drills. Each drill has a video demonstration, organisational instructions, and coaching points. Control your Moves The aim is to improve control and handling, dribbling. The player starts by dribbling forward 3 to 5 bounces. On the last bounce, the player stops, catches the ball in …

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Basketball Passing Drills

Basketball passing drills and practices aim to develop passing accuracy, technique, and awareness. The basic passes including chest pass, behind the back pass and side pass, are covered with small games to put them into practice. Chest Pass The aim is to improve the chest pass technique. This is the simplest, and most used pass …

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Basketball Shooting Drills

This section aims to provide simple basketball drills and coaching that will teach players of all ages and abilities how to play basketball and develop game specific techniques. Simply click any of the links below for explanations, information and coaching videos. Left to right shooting drill The aim is to improve the set and jump …

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