Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports
This book focuses on teaching game play first instead of technique and skill--an approach that sets it apart from other games-approach texts. It provides answers to many of the problems that sports educators face, such as motivating reluctant or resistant students.
Developed by an internationally known authority on the subject, Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports provides both the theoretical basis and the practical plans for changing practice from drudgery to an educational experience young people look forward to. Part I introduces the innovative Play Practice approach and explains how it can lead to more effective coaching and teaching. Part II applies Play Practice to a great variety of games and describes specific approaches to improving technical ability and developing game sense. Part III discusses techniques the sports educator can use to make the Play Practice approach most effective.
The book's 50 illustrations and 20 photos demonstrate specific approaches to games as well as ideas that can work for multiple games. These features will help you visualize how to apply the Play Practice approach with beginners as well as elite players in sports as diverse as skiing and tennis.
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The Play Practice Approach
The Emergence of Play Practice
Traditional Approaches to Teaching Games
The Nature of Skill in Games
Play Practice in Action
The Ps of Perfect Pedagogy
Play Practice Applied
Striking and Fielding Games
Action Fantasy Games
Sport Educators Role
The Problem of Early Specialisation
Field Invasion Games
Court Invasion Games
About the Author