Junkyard Sports has these and many more features:
- More than 75 demonstration games are included.
- Endless variations of six major team sports can be played by almost anyone, anywhere, with just about anything.
- Games are easy to implement and use low-cost or no-cost “found” materials for equipment.
- Games build physical, social, and mental skills, including endurance, teamwork, and sensitivity to others.
Junkyard Sports in physical terms looks like any other paperback book. But in reality it is a high-octane starter kit, fueling physical activity, creativity, and fun in ways that sports have never been played before.
The beauty of junkyard sports is that they work in any environment, with any group. They are fresh because they are ever-changing as their rules, equipment, and environments are adapted. They are also budget-friendly because they call for found or nontraditional equipment—brooms, rolled-up socks, beach balls, whatever is around and not nailed down. They are also easy to implement—a brand new activity can be under way in five minutes or less.
Junkyard Sports is a unique tool for recreation leaders and teachers to use in developing physical, mental, social, and leadership skills with groups of almost any age or ability. At the same time it helps teachers create an environment in which students are engaged, challenged, and enjoying themselves and each other. Winning isn’t the point. Playing together is. And playing sports has never been more fun.