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March 27, 2016

Rookie rugby or flag rugby is a safe, non-contact game that can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels.  Regina Catholic School’s physical education consultant Graham Hayes provides an overview of this game as well as a number of considerations for teachers and/or coaches.  

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September 23, 2015

Basketball coaches, this is a resource for you.  Basketball Immersion was founded by Chris Oliver in 2014 with the goal of sharing everything he has gained from 20+ years immersed in playing, learning and coaching basketball.  Coach Oliver has coached at many levels, from club to university ranks.  He has facilitated camps globally and has developed numerous professional players.  

In Coach Oliver's words... The website covers a range of basketball topics: Offense, Defense, Skills,...

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April 1, 2015

"Our kids are ready to move....and YOU can help them take the first step:

- to discover the joy of moving and playing - to be inspired to try new activities - to be a successful participant in sport - to become a lifelong mover

The Partners for Physical Literacy have developed a series of infographics for use by Families, Educators, Coaches and Community members. These infographics provide great information on:

What is Physical Literacy? Why is it important? What actions can I...

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November 10, 2014

Bound Ball is a terrific game that will help youth develop volleying skills, enhance court awareness, and encourage movement.  Change up the court size, number of players, and how rallies start to ensure all participants are engaged and seeing success.  A great game for both novice and advanced movers, Bound Ball helps one understand some of the key concepts of net/wall games.

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November 5, 2014

PHE Canada brings us a new resource designed to help enhance the Physical Literacy levels of children and youth.

This resource uses a Teaching Games for Understanding approach to work students through tactical gameplay problems, think through options and skills, and learn how to apply this learning to broader gameplay situations. The series explores archery, badminton, canoe-kayak, cycling, ringette, softball, squash, soccer, and team handball. Targeted to educators working with children...

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October 17, 2014

 

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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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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