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November 9, 2013

In partnership with CURLSASK, Introduction to Curling was developed to support physical educators, coaches, and community leaders with instruction to beginning curlers. Work through the eight progressions to delivering the stone, as well as view proper technique involved in sweeping.  Saftey considerations and modified games are also included.

Also included from CURLSASK is a suggested practice plan that can be used with more experienced curlers.  However, the visuals included would be a...

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October 26, 2013

Check out these great visuals of the various concepts included in Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU).  Teaching conceptually allows transfer from one sport to another.  Essentially, if I understand the basic concepts of basketball, I too have an understanding of lacrosse for example.  Thank you to  @MissHartl and @ardishufnagel for creating and sharing this visual representation.  This is a great resource for both physical educators and community coaches.

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April 19, 2013

The group of invasion games is the most complex out of all games categories. It includes sports such as basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. While the required skills for each sport differ, the tactical problems remain very similar in that players will move up the court/pitch/surface to take an object to a hoop/goal/end zone.

The teaching of invasion games has been the focus of discussion in recent teaching methods, such as Teaching Games for Understanding. This method suggests that...

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April 17, 2013

The following video from thephysicaleducator.com discusses the 6 key stages of the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) model.  A terrific visual to help understand this student centred approach. 

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January 7, 2013

The following clip is an example of a small-sided game that helps students understand some of the key concepts involved in striking games.  All students are involved at a high level of activity.  Many modifications can be made to this game including what implement is used to strike the object.

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January 7, 2013

Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) is a teaching model to help understand the key concepts involved in a variety of games.  When working on developing skills and tactics in small-sided games there are some things to think about:

Defense rules - the type of defense played in small sided games can help or hinder the success of students.  Understand the difference between cold, warm and hot defense.  Loading the Practice - All games do not need to be played with equal number of kids...
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December 13, 2012

Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) models focuses on four main concepts involved in game play.  Games can primarily be organized into four different types of game:  Target Games, Striking/Fielding Games, Net/Wall Games, and Invasion/Territorial Games.  The Problem Diagnosis Framework allows students and teachers ask questions as to what is or is not happening in the game and then make decisions on what the instructional focus should be.

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