About the Author
I recieved a teaching degree in Health and Physical Education from Captial University in Columbus, Ohio. I am currently working on a Master's dregree in Sport Sciences from Ashland University. I teach Health and Physical Education at a middle school in central Ohio. I am also an American Red Cross instructor. I teach Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instruction, First Aid, CPR and AED Administration.I have spent the better part of my life learning and teaching about how to best be safe and maintain a safe environment for everyone's enjoyment. Whether that is in a classroom, a gym or at a pool, safety is my first priority. I took a great amount of time to write this book so that I would purposefully not include anything that I personally felt was an unsafe or would be an unsafe situation for students. Not only have I developed a lot of the games, with the help of my fellow teaching staff, I have played every game within this book with my students to see for myself how it played out. If I felt that any game listed in this book was unsafe to be a part of I would not have included it. It is the teacher that makes a game safe or unsafe-not the students/ players.I myself am nothing more than a student learning from my students. I have watched and listened to them very intently to create games and movement units that they will not only enjoy but gain needed health benefits from. The students love the game of Dodgeball and I have seen how hard they work at playing the game.I hope you enjoy the book and have as much success with Dodgeball as I have.