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January 12, 2014

Teaching Games for Understanding - Activity Support Package is a terrific resource from OPHEA.  This resource provides various small-sided games that will help kids understand common concepts in many traditional sports.  The intent is to teach concepts rather than specific sports.  

Games are separated into four categories:  Target, Net/Wall, Striking, and Invasion/Territorial.  Educators, coaches, and program coordinators can all use this valuable resource to support the physical literacy...

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January 8, 2014

Golden Ball is a game created to work on tactics and strategies involved in invasion/territorial games.  Create or alter “Safe Zones” to add a different twist to the game.  Similar in some ways to Crossover, Golden Ball encourages engagement by all and allows students to see success.  This game can be modified to play with students in grade 3 to grade 12.  

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December 11, 2013

Capture the Koosh is a great invasion/territorial game that can be played with many ages.  When Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), it is important to scaffold your teaching/coaching and build with progressions.  

Educators - This game can be used to support curricular outcomes anywhere from grade one to grade twelve.  Consider making minor adjustments to meet the needs of your students. We can change locomotions at an early age or replace the koosh with basketballs at a high school...

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November 13, 2013

As part of the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach, games such as indoor curling can be used to illustrate tactics and strategies specific to Target Games.  What can players do to score? What needs to be considered when trying to prevent  scoring?  Consider these questions and others found in the Problem-Diagnosis Framework.  When teaching with lead up games like the ones found within this video, we can support skill development through a small-sided games approach....

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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.

Download all posters...

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August 30, 2013

When teaching 'games' from the various categories of TGfU (invasion/territorial, net/wall, target, striking), it is important to connect to outcomes.  Many games can be played at various grade levels with minor adjustments.  Crossover is an example of an Invasion/Territiorial game that is very high tempo and involves a great deal of strategy.  Download Crossover - Connecting to Outcomes document to view ideas of how this game can be linked to multiple outcomes in grades 1 to...

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August 28, 2013

Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) is a teaching model that is prominent in the Saskatchewan physical education curriculum.  When teaching 'games' from the various categories of TGfU (invasion/territorial, net/wall, target, striking), it is important to connect to outcomes.  Many games can be played at various grade levels with minor adjustments.  Capture the Cone is an example of a Target Game.  Download Capture the Cone - Connecting to Outcomes document to view ideas of how this game...

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August 28, 2013

Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) is a teaching model that is prominent in the Saskatchewan physical education curriculum.  When teaching 'games' from the various categories of TGfU (invasion/territorial, net/wall, target, striking), it is important to connect to outcomes.  Many games can be played at various grade levels with minor adjustments.  Strike Away is an example of a Striking Game that allows all students to be engaged.  Download Strike Away - Connecting to Outcomes document...

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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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