Educators, recreation and youth leaders, parent and community organizations:
contact Bernie to arrange a presentation,
demonstration or workshop.
Philip Ella Juico reviews Junkyard Sports in the Philipine Star
Junkyard Sports" from the " Daily
"The joy of learning has been driven underground and with it
much of the pleasure of teaching. ... Junkyard Sports bring(s) them
to the surface
"Bernie DeKoven continues to provide mankind with ideas to
have fun. He is a master at stimulating the creativity and imagination
all of us. This inventive, clever, and brilliant contribution is his
latest to making our lives more fun. It's a must read for every recreation
leader and parent!"
Jonathan Korfhage, Superintendent of Parks & Recreation in Foster
City, California and a past president of the National Recreation & Park
This book is inspirational and is a must read for anyone who facilitates
games or sports on a regular basis.
Play Today, Issue 45, Nov/Dec 2004
|"This easy to read and use, friendly paperback
book would be a 5 star for recreation leaders and elementary physical
education teachers. The cooperative activities provide a valuable
collection for various populations. " (more)
||"The sports in DeKoven’s book give people
a chance to play and have fun together without necessarily worrying
about who wins and who looses. Perhaps as important, it also gives
participants a chance to run around, burn up some energy and improve
their level of fitness." (more)
|"This book by Bernie DeKoven has just been
published by Human Kinetics. The eye-catching title doesn't explain
a lot. The subtitle explains everything: 'Make sports fun again!' " (more)
|"I am predicting that Bernie's new book will
start a revolution that will change the way sports is played around
the world." (more)
Matt Weinstein, Emperor, Playfair
Inc., author, Managing
To Have Fun
|"Everytime I tell someone about Bernie DeKoven's
brilliant new concept of Junkyard Sports, the other person's eyes
light up, and he invariably says, "What a great idea!" And
then he looks at me as if I've just given him a gift." (more)
Dan (Stork) Roddick, executive director, World
Flying Disc Federation
|"In Junkyard Sports, Bernie DeKoven has brought
us a wonderful gift that has been cleverly disguised. When you first
look through the pages, you'll think it's a collection of zany things
you can do with junk that you find. " (more)
Jay Beckwith, president, BOLDR
|"Junkyard Sports! What a seemingly innocent
sounding subject. But the truth is that you hold in your hands a
very subversive manifesto." (more)
Dr. Allen Klein, author of The
Healing Power of Humor and The
Courage to Laugh
"I think DeKoven is a modern day alchemist.
In this book, he magically shows readers how to turn a junkyard
into gold mine. What a joyful world this would be if we all read
this book and followed his advice."
- 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
- Games build physical, social, and mental skills, including
endurance, teamwork, and sensitivity to others.
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