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September 15, 2016

As part of The Healthy Kids Community Challenge, the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health developed a series of short instructional videos on various traditional activities.  The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning charity that is a leader in community-based, holistic health care, bridging Aboriginal cultural practices with Western medicine to combat poverty and illness in Canada's First Peoples.  Traditionally Inuit games were created to keep the body strong and agile....

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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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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 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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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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