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  Mike Spiller L.T.D.F
 (License to Deliver Fun)

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MY LIFE HAS BEEN BLESSED IN SO MANY WAYS - THANK YOU LORD !!!

         

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Austin Parks and Recreation

Summer Camp Counselor's Training - 2015

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For photos of my travels, workshops & Camps in the past...
Go to the top of this page and click on
"PAST WORKSHOPS AND TRAVELS"

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My Native American Indian Workshop was a big hit today (5-4-15) at the Boerne Public Library. Many Wado's (thank you's) to the staff and all the kids that attended. Also a big thanks to the Boerne Boys and Girls Club for attending. I love Boerne and the library there is the best!

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SPJST Games Training for Volunteers and Staff - 3-21-2015
Temple, Texas


Everyone had such a good time with you at our SPJST  Youth Leaders Workshop.  I have received so much positive feedback from having you as a presenter.  
You were exactly what we needed to help breathe some new ideas in our leaders heads and help them become more familiar with each other as well.  
I am looking forward to getting the instructional CD’s and hoping to implement the some of the games through my monthly newsletter and encourage the youth leaders to do at least two games per meeting.  
Again, we really enjoyed ourselves and the laughter coming from the building could be heard for miles.  
Thank you so much for bring such enthusiasm to this group!  I am looking forward to having you back in June for our SPJST Leaders in Training Camp.  
The SPJST Education and Nature Center at Cooper Farm in Ledbetter 
http://www.cooperfarm.org will be the perfect setting to get our camping season started off on the right foot!  

 Thank You!! / Lynette Talasek / State Youth Director  / SPJST Home Office

Thanks Lynette for the invitation to train your folks.  I'll see you again this summer when we work with the youth of SPJST!

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"Play as a Component of Recreational Gymnastic Classes."
My article in USAG Technique Publication / March 2014.
USA Gymnastics / Indianapolia, IN

https://issuu.com/usagymnastics/docs/techniquemagweb_march2014?e=0
to see the article in USAG's Technique click above link

Article is on pages 23-25
   

********I will be a speaker once again this year at the National Congress in Indy in Aug. 2015********

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FAMILY FUN DAY / HENDERSON, TEXAS - 3-2015
HOSTED BY RITA'S GYMNASTICS
 

        
        
     

My families and I had a  wonderful, fun, and educational afternoon with Mike demonstrating and families participating in fun filled games from around the world.
Everyone had smiles and lots of laughter and the teachers learned lots and lots of lesson plan ideas. Thank you so much Mike.
Friends since forever. Rita Price Rita's Gym

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STACKABLES BY SPILLINK ARE NOW AVAILABLE

TEX-STACK & STACKROBATS

  
Each set comes with 10 pieces each. If you are interested.  msgow@comcast.net for details
Red Oak - 10 set = $80 / Poplar Wood - 10 set = $70
/ Composite Board / 10 set = $60 - this includes tax, shipping and a nice draw-string bag to keep them in.

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TOTE makes a brief comeback at the Houston JCC.
Thanks to Coach Bo Morris for allowing me time to teach and play a game or 2 with the boys team there.

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STAFF AND GYMNASTS ALIKE AT ALAMO HEIGHTS GYMNASTICS ACADEMY - SAN ANTONIO - LOVE THE NEW "GYMSTACKABLES" BY SPILLER

 

Tim Erwin of the Houston JCC was wild about the Stackrobats.

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Testimonial from City of Corpus Christi / Parks and Recreation Department / Latchkey Program

I'm glad I had an opportunity to work with you. The passion and love you put into your work shows in the quality of your presentation. 
The Parks and Recreation Department, no doubt, will continue to reach out to you in the years to come. 

Good luck and thanks again!

 Isabel Huerta / Assistant Program Manager

City of Corpus Christi / Parks and Recreation Department / Latchkey Program

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Lee County Youth Center / Giddings, Texas

Mike- thank you so very much for giving time to the kids at the Lee County Youth Center! It was fun & really engaged the kids!
Now how can we book you again...? 
Donna Orsag

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CONROE PARKS AND RECREATION TEAMBUILDING FUNSHOP - CONROE, TX. - FEB. 1, 2015

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Spiller Entertains and Educates at the
Boerne Public Library - 1/26/2015
If you are interested in a Library program by Mike give him call.
             

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Let's Play / Physical Lifelong Activity for Youth Workshop / Okmulgee, OK / Dec. 9-10, 2014

 

In early Dec. I presented a workshop for the "Let's Play" Group in Okmulgee, OK. "Physical and Lifelong Activity for Youth = PLAY.
What a great time I had with the 77 area PE teachers and other educators from around Oklahoma.
Curt Hinson, Ph.D. presented the 1st day of the training and I was there for the 2nd day.
My workshop was "The Cultural Playground." Many thanks go to Scott Robinson for the invitation and for keeping Oklahoma kids moving.
Photo 1 Curt Hinson & 
Mike Spiller and Scott Robinson.  Photo 2 A well informed and motivated group of PE teachers. It was fun!

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THE HOUSTON GYMNASTICS "LUNCH BUNCH" MEETS AGAIN / JAN. 2015

   

Lt. photo - GERALD BARTOSCH, ED KARACEK,KEVIN MAZEIKA, PEGGY MAZEIKA, MIKE SPILLER AND MY BROTHER CALDWELL SPILLER
Middle photo - Kevin and Peggy Mazeika and Rt. photo - Kevin give a thumbs up for my new Stackrobats


Feb. 2015

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BOERNE CIRCUS ARTS CAMP
IS ON IT'S WAY ONCE AGAIN. 

DON'T MISS THE FUN THIS SUMMER. 

OUR MOTTO - "YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A STAR TO BE IN OUR SHOW."

IT'S THE PLACE TO BE THIS SUMMER!  COME BE A PART OF THE FUN.  /  JULY 13-24TH.

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Gymnastics Meets are always more FUN with the Dr. of PHUN!

Gymnastics meets are always super fun for the siblings of gymnasts if Mike is there with his Activity Booth. 
He will paint faces, do crafts, teach string games, and always has an assortment of puzzles and games for all ages.
Call Mike if you are interested in having him in for a meet.  Affordable and FUN 4 all...Contact him @: msgow@comcast.net

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What a great time we all had a lunch the other day.
Mike Spiller, Lorna Spellman, Brendan Price and Fiona McCallum
It was so good to get together and Oh the gymnastic stories could have gone on all day.
Good friends all connected by this wonderful sport of ours -
GYMNASTICS.

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MIKE WORKS WITH NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN GROUPS AROUND THE AMERICAS

CHEROKEE FAMILY WELLNESS CAMP
CLICK LINK ABOVE TO SEE PHOTO

Cochiti Pueblo / After School Program


Testimonials about Mike Spiller and his Native American Indian Games Presentations
Click this link for testimonials

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Ewloe Green Primary School - No. Wales / Sept. 2014
Click link above for all the photos

I have returned from my fact-finding trip to the UK.  It was a great trip and I'm back in action once again here in the USA!

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Southampton Brownies / Sept. - 2014 - What a fun night we had! So. England

       

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My time with the STRINGMAN - David Titus / Lawton, Ok.
Click above link to see photos.
    

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My research of games and activities for youth went well this summer while in the UK!
Here are just a few of the great books I was able to go through. 
Lots of new ideas floating around in my head right now!

              

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If you are a Facebook user, why not become a fan of "Games of the World."
 Click this link below to see what it is all about!
Games of the World
It is populated with games, riddles, and interesting stuff around and about me / Mike.  Please join the
Professor of FUN and enjoy my world of FUN & GAMES!

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African philosophy - You got to love it / You got to live it !

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Testimonial
H.F.V Wilson Community Center / OKLAHOMA
 

“My staff absolutely loved your training. You were so energetic and fun! All day I heard laughter, chanting and fun coming from the auditorium. Every single one of them was engaged and had a smile on their face. Throughout the day on breaks, I would see the staff practicing their string tricks. It is the 2nd day of Sports Camp and when the kids need a break, my staff is showing them string tricks and playing games with them. We are providing the information for each counselor and they are excitingly waiting for it! I truly feel that this is information they can use throughout summer and can take with them for future careers.” 

Alicia Gilmartin, Program Coordinator / "Creating Memories, Changing Lives"

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Testimonial
 Buster Adams / City of Bellaire / Athletic & Aquatic Superintendent

Mike Spiller of Games of the World has been an instrumental tool for my camp staff training for years. 
Mike makes playing and teaching games to my staff fun and easy. 
This training has translated into endless games, ideas and tools we use every year at Camp Paseo. 
I have always been amazed how quickly my staff buys in to what Mike is trying to communicate to them annually. 
A big thank you to Mike Spiller for his continued positive influence on Camp Paseo.

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Testimonial from Brian - a Games of the World follower and PE teacher

Going through your latest installments now...wonderful...love the Board Game Switch activity...since I teach tons of world board games...
I'm also giving this to my fifth grade teacher who is Bolivian...she's very excited...
thanks again, Mike.  Great stuff... 

Mike – I’m playing Ninja Ken, 7 Stones/Pitto (Moroccan version of "Caps" game) & Cielo, Luna, Mar (Chilean version of "Poop Deck" activity) this week....also using Turkey Darts, 12 Stone & Peteca games for my next free choice day in PE...
thanks again for the great activities, Mike!
You’re a saint! / Brian

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Testimonial from Brad Boleman / Speaker at MNHAPERD Conference in Minnesota

Good morning.  It was great talking to you about equipment and games.  I presented before you at MNAHPERD.  I wanted to send you a testimonial about why I started making equipment and using them in my games. I went to one of your workshops about 10 years ago in Brooklyn Center or Brooklyn Park called Games of the World.  I was inspired after the workshop.  Not only did I buy one of your books but I also used some of your ideas for my Masters Project through St. Mary’s University.  I have been using some of your games in my class (Achi is one of my favorite games to play).  A light bulb went off in my head on how I can create equipment in my PE classes to help my school offset the costs of things.  I have presented at many different conferences in Minnesota and through many University’s Graduate courses to give my “expertise” in cost effective equipment for schools and Physical Education Teachers.  I am always looking at things and trying to figure out ways that I can create this piece of equipment and how I could use them in a game.  You have inspired me to keep doing what I am doing and I enjoy every minute of it.  I am glad we got to talk about equipment and games that we both have done. 
Thank you so much for all the great ideas that you have given to me and so many other people.  This is why I keep doing what I enjoy to do because of your great ideas and energy.

Brad Boleman / Valley View Elementary PE Teacher

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Read what educators from around the USA are saying
about my "
Games of the World" workshops

This just in from Brian - Glad I was of help Brian... Play on!

Today - Playing Ninja Ken, 7 Stones/Pitto (Moroccan version of "Caps" game)
& Cielo, Luna, Mar (Chilean version of "Poop Deck" activity) this week
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also using Turkey Darts, 12 Stone & Peteca games for my next free choice day in PE...
thanks again for the great activities, Mike!
You are a saint! 
Brian

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Book NOW for your 2014 Games of the World Seminar or Artist in Residence Program
Contact Mike - the Doctor of Fun - msgow@comcast.net / 832-623-4924

         

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Where in the World is Mike
Please go to the top of this page and click on - Calender of Events to see my schedule.

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