Physical Education

Parks and Recreation Resources

Clara's Railroad Crossing
"Dedicated to the railroad-loving public everywhere," this page is sponsored by Clara's Restaurants. Learn about national railroad clubs and trains, or click on an individual state for local information on museums, trains, model railroads, and more. You can also take impressive photo tours of Clara's restaurants, located in old train depots in Michigan.

Desert USA Magazine
This excellent site, attractive and well organized, offers comprehensive information on the geography, plants, animals, and people of the desert, especially the desert of the American Southwest. Published online monthly with back issues archived, DesertUSA has features, desert adventures (including park, climbing, and camping information), desert talk, a trading post, and more. Great stuff!

Enfo Recreation Center
This site is short on introduction and recent update, but long on lists of interesting links in diverse categories like BackCountry Travel, music, cooking, and sports.

Hunting Net
This site offers all a hunter could ask, including wildlife and retriever information that even the nonhunter will find interesting. Deer hunting gets a lot of attention, but there are sections devoted to turkey and big game as well. Outfitters, tips, chat, quizzes, much more.

Lighthouse Getaway!
What a wonderful blend of history, beauty, and travel tips. Do the virtual visit of a hundred lighthouses (U.S. and Irish) or just the top ten, learn which are endangered, or glean travel information for an upcoming trip. Lovely.

LongBoat Key
This attractive site will make you want to head for Longboat Key, off the Gulf Coast of Florida. It combines lovely photos with great text on how to get there, what to see, upcoming events, and even what to do if you want to move there.

Louisiana Recreation
This is a summary of what Louisiana offers to in the way of recreation, with camping, fishing, and hunting information just a link away. There are also short sections on Mardi Gras in New Orleans and on gardening, music, and theater.

NPS Management Policies
Discover the history of national parks starting with Yellowstone. Learn about past developments as well as current management and planning techniques.

National Parks and Conservation Association
Founded in 1919 and having more than 500,000 members today, the NPCA is dedicated to helping U.S. National Parks. This large site offers pictures and information on the parks, a collection of related sites, access to the group's newsletter and magazine, and "the finer points of electronic activism."

National Parks Worldwide
Hosted by Polish National Parks, this site offers dozens of links to general park sites. There's also a section listing and linking to park sites categorized by continent and country. Lots of worthwhile information has been gathered here for you, park lovers!

Portland Parks and Recreation
Portland, Oregon, where "the opportunities are endless," offers park and trail information as well as links to sightseeing information for the state of Oregon.

Recreations in Belgium
InfoHub lists resources on caving, climbing, skydiving and other recreations in Belgium.

Recreations in Canada
InfoHub can link you to dozens of sites with Canadian recreation information including skiing, hiking, biking, golfing. and more.

Recreations in Finland
This InfoHub site links you to sources on hunting, boating, hiking, and other recreations in Finland. (Some sources not in English.)

Recreations in Netherlands
The Netherlands offers biking, golfing, scuba diving, and more. Visit this InfoHub site for information about the various activities in which you can participate during your stay in the Netherlands.

Recreations in Norway
The folks at InfoHub bring you sources on the climbing, fishing, skiing and other recreational opportunities of Norway.

Recreations in Ohio
InfoHub's Ohio site has links to information on hunting, hang gliding, and...suprise!...scuba diving.

South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks
This large, attractive site offers information on South Dakota's parks and its efforts to maintain a favorable environment for fish and game. You can pull GFP News from archives for past years, pull a clickable map of counties for public lands and local information, or find out how to become "an outdoors-woman."

Theodore Roosevelt
From GORP: Great Outdoor Recreation Pages, this site gives a brief, interesting history of Theodore Roosevelt's connection with North Dakota, and then offers excellent North Dakota parks information and links to U.S. park and memorial sites.

Trinity River Corridor Parks and Recreation
Gives facts about River Legacy Parks and the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area of north central Texas, including maps, guides, and information about events and facilities.

US State Department Travel Warnings & Consular Information Sheets
Thinking of travel to some exotic spot? Check here for document requirements, country descriptions, tourist and medical facilities, and more, plus the US State Department's warnings about safety issues.

The World Playground, Parks & Recreation Products and Services Web Directory
A directory of all the playground and recreation services companies you could ever want.

Yellowstone Net
This site offers just about all you could want to know about Yellowstone National Park: history, wildlife, natural features, lodgings, much more. Presented by people who spend a lot of time there, and love it.

Physical Education Resources

AYSO Online
The American Youth Soccer Organization offers lots of information for the soccer player and coach. You'll find coach and referree information, MLS Camps information, and even free software to download "which will help you better manage your team."

Amateur Softball Association
If you are interested in softball, this site is for you. You can find out how to register your team, become a certified ASA umpire, and locate the local ASA representatives.

Australian Sport WWW
If you're looking for information about sports in Australia, this is where you'll find it. Learn about organizations at a national, state, and local level, as well as information about Australia in the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games. You can find out about specific sports played in Australia (there are lots of them!), and the site is still being developed.

Coaching Science Abstracts
Presented here are abstracts of research articles for "practicing coaches and others interested in applied sport science." The most current issue is presented along with a number of previous issues. Each issue appears to focus on a specific topic. Past issue topics include Altitude Training, The Female Athlete, and Goal-setting.

Do It Sports
This site houses a vast amount of information about running, track and field, walking, cycling, and mountain biking. There are articles on training, as well as information regarding upcoming events specific to each sport.

Hillary Commission
The Hillary Commission offers "support for sport" in New Zealand. The site details commission activities aimed at getting both adults and children moving, and enjoying it. The kids' part contains projects and interesting articles.

Human Kinetics
The Human Kinetics Publishers (HK) website offers information on HK publications. The "information leader on physical activity" also provides information on FitForce, American Sport Education Program, and American Master Teacher Program. You'll also find InfoKinetics, a breadbasket of job listings, journals, information on conferences and events, and more.
Home to the LPGA, this web site offers information about women's golf. You can look for a pro in your area or find out about tour events and course information. Check into the junior area to find out what's available for the young female golfer.

Melpomene Institute
Melpomene is a "nonprofit research organization dedicated to women's health and physical activity." They have an online catalog of useful books, information packets, and brochures pertaining to these topics.

Melpomene Institute
Melpomene is a "nonprofit research organization dedicated to women's health and physical activity." They have an online catalog of useful books, information packets, and brochures pertaining to these topics.
The National Archery Association
This well designed site offers lots of information, including a history of archery, news about up-coming events, and recent tournament results.
This web site offers information about professional golfing, but even the amateur can get some tips here. Read the PGA Lesson Tee for a weekly tip from a PGA member, and stay on top of the championships and special PGA events here.

Physical Education Lesson Plans 1
Looking for a physical education lesson plan idea or got one to share? Look no more. There are 79 lesson plans of all kinds available for you here. This has been so successful, you can now link from this page to Physical Education Lesson Plans 2 for even more ideas.

The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online
This is an incredibly useful site for the sports enthusiast, the sports professional, and the medical professional, with tons of information in the issues online since January 1996. One area on personal health covers such topics as Chronic Disease, Lifestyle, Safety, and Rehabilitation. This is a must-see for anyone who is physically active.

The President's Challenge
The President's Challenge Physical Fitness Program is detailed here, with information about the awards available, qualifying standards, and state programs. This is a useful site for physical educators.

The Referee/Umpire Home Page
Site contains information on referees from high school to college level. Rule changes for baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, hockey, and wrestling. Also contains info on state and local groups, and camps.

Runner's World Online
This print publication has created a site helpful to the running enthusiast. There is a calendar of running events, information for the beginner, helpful information regarding injuries, and a nutrition area.

Sports Media
This Belgian site is "a tool for PE teachers and everyone who is interested in Sports." It has lots to offer including a long list of sports links in many categories, PE lesson plans and listservs, coaching help, the chance to ask a question or select a pen pal, and more.

The United States Golf Association
The USGA web site offers a vast array of information about the sport of golf. You can read the rules, learn about the handicap system, and read Golf Journal. Golfers will find this site very useful.

Welcome to TennisONE!
TennisONE offers tennis lessons, a place for posting questions and comments, and tennis information at the local level, as well as tennis fitness information.
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