Play Practice The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports

ISBN-10: 0736030050

ISBN-13: 9780736030052

Edition: 4th 2001

Authors: Jerry R. Thomas, Jack K. Nelson, Alan Launder

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Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports presents a clear alternative to traditional approaches that will revitalize your own teaching and coaching. It replaces mindless games and mechanistic training methods with creative and enjoyable practice that improves students' skills and enhances their tactical understanding.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 Iintroduces the innovative Play Practice approach and explains how it can lead to more effective coaching and teaching.Part IIapplies Play Practice to a great variety of games and describes specific approaches to improving technical ability and developing game sense.Part IIIdiscusses 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.This book will challenge your thinking about how sports should be taught, help you reassess your own methods, and provide a new and versatile model you can apply with great success-one practice, one game at a time.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 4/23/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The Play Practice Approach
The Social Impact of Sport
Sport As Entertainment and the Impact of the "Third Party"
Sport Education: An Undervalued Facet of Modern Life
The Emergence of Play Practice
Games for Understanding
The Evolution of the Games for Understanding Approach
The Problems of Innovation
Similarities and Differences Between Play Practice and Games for Understanding
The Evolution of Play Practice
The Effect of the "Swamp of Reality"
Play Practice and Novice Instructors
Play Practice and Coaching
Traditional Approaches to Teaching Games
Theoretical Concepts
The Three Commonly Used Methods of Teaching Games
Problems With Traditional Approaches
The Nature of Skill in Games
Skill Versus Technique
Games Sense
Other Elements of Effective Play
Play Practice: The Theory
Three Strands of Knowledge
Play Practice Advantages
Play Practice in Action
Shaping Play
Focussing Play
Enhancing Play
Manipulating Variables to Shape Play Practices in Other Sports
A Framework for Play Practice
The Ps of Perfect Pedagogy
Prepare a Protected Learning Environment
Prepare the Learner
Present the Task Efficiently
Provide Plenty of Practice
Pertinent Practice
Provide Feedback
Ensure Good Positioning and Perception
Playful Practice
Praise Performance
Progressive Practice
Paced Practice
Personalised Practice
Direct Versus Indirect Teaching Methods
Culminating Activities
Play Practice Applied
Play Practice in Action: An Introduction to the Practical Examples
Developing Play Practices
Emphasis on Games Sense and Technical Ability
Development of Technical Ability
Working Models of Technique
Developing Games Sense
Teaching Games Sense
Field Invasion Games
Field Hockey
American Football (Gridiron)
Touch (Rugby)
Australian Rules Football
Court Invasion Games
Team Handball
Court-Divided Games
Racquet Games
Striking and Fielding Games
Target Games
Individual Sports
Track and Field
Action Fantasy Games
The Evolution of Fantasy Games
An Example of the Fantasy Game Approach
Sport Educator's Role
Bench Coaching
Eyeballing: Most Coaches' Basic Tool
Match Analysis
Precepts for Bench Coaching: The Basic Truths
The Basic Process of Bench Coaching
Sporting Behaviour
Play Practice and Sporting Behaviour
Dealing With Poor Sports
Postscript: The Problem of Early Specialisation
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