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The Game and Play Leaders Handbook:
Facilitating Fun and Positive Interaction (Revised Edition)
by Dr. Bill Michaelis and John M. O'Connell, 2004

Facilitating Fun and Positive Interaction (Michaelis & O’Connell-Venture Publishing 2004). Attention getters, team dividers, safety tips, can’t miss games, ways to empower players and modify games, hundreds of real world leadership techniques including a great chapter on positive discipline. Super inserts for your staff manuals. Highly recommended by School Age Notes, the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration and Youth Today. (12 chapters 205 pages) The Game and Play Leader's Handbook is now revised, bringing the previous edition's references and resources up-to-date as well as adding many new ones. The book's layout is easier to read, and an improved index and the addition of photographs make this edition indespensible. “Everyone... needs a copy of this book” - J.P.R.A.



How to Lead Games with Dr. Bill Michaelis - DVD

An engaging fast paced DVD excellent for staff training and program ideas. Tips and strategies for successful leadership emphasizing positive play, team building, physical and emotional safety.. all demonstrated through a variety of can’t miss games for all ages and lead by Dr. Bill. Highly recommended by Video Librarian and Youth Today. (39 minutes includes Nonquiz Leadership Guide).




The Best Frisbee and Balloon Games for Older School Age Kids, Teens, Adults & Families with Dr. Bill Michaelis - DVD

Frisbee baseball, guts frisbee, pro-am partner frisbee golf, water balloon volleyball surprise, balloon basketball, no-base baseball and so much more.. 20 plus great games and multiple variations for groups of 2-200 (includes written rules, creative leadership hints, safety tips and follow-up resources. 38 minutes) This is one very hot DVD! Created and lead by Dr. Bill. Highly recommended by Video Librarian and Youth Today. (38 minutes).




The Best Cooperative Team Building Activities for All Ages and Organizations with Dr. Bill Michaelis and Ezra Holland - DVD

Catch the energy of this fast paced engaging video designed for both the novice and the experienced group leader or corporate trainer and the widest range of ages and abilities; Over 20 of our favorites (Arrows, Down Under, Tarp Turnover, Euro Traffic Circle, Powerful Partners, Pacific Pipeline, Closing Circles and much more) plus countless variations of each activity allowing for a selective balance of challenge focus and fun; Processing and leadership hints written rules and a modeled sequence of group building from start to finish… including process connections of the activities to specific team/cooperative behaviors and skills. (58 minutes)

  • Useful for developing prosocial behaviors and caring communication, for breaking barriers or tightening work teams; for conflict resolution, or for fostering initiative and problem solving skills.
  • Require little or no equipment... and are inexpensive, portable, accessible, flexible, easily set up taught and learned.
  • Now available as a double DVD in both NTSC (U.S)and PAL (International/Euro) formats. One disc contains all of the activities and the follow up resources so each game can be instantly accessed by chapter. The second disc contains all of the acitivity rules and descriptions, leadership and processing hints, and variations that can be easily downloaded for your staff manuals (the VHS version contains these as paper inserts in the VHS box.



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