Transforming Play: Teaching Tactics and Game Sense

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This book provides PE teachers with everything they need to teach tactics and game sense that can then be transferred to a various number of sports.

In the first section of this book Dennis Slade provides teachers with the theory behind using generic games and play that help the participant begin to understand key tactical principles and develop skills that can be applied in many different sports. This helps explain why the games within the book are so effective in developing gross motor skills such as running, dodging, catching, throwing and kicking. All of these skills can be used in many of the popular games children and adults play.

The key skills required for attack and defence are broken down in to games which help students focus on movement and tactics, team formations, man-to-man and zonal defence. The book also provides ideas for teachers to transfer the skills and tactics learnt into specific sports, which include, basketball, soccer, badminton and netball.

Ultimately the aim of the book is to be able to provide PE teachers the tools to teach students Attack and Defence games in order to develop the students gross motor skills and tactical understanding.

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Featured at various PE events throughout the UK and Europe including the Youth Sport Trust Conference.

Featured in the UKPE catalogue sent to PE teachers, coaches and recreational sport leaders.

Featured in Human Kinetics monthly UKPE E-Newsletter sent to over 5,000 subscribers.

He has played hockey at international level, and has had a successful career in coaching junior soccer. He was Head Coach of the New Zealand Hockey Federation Junior U16 years academy for two years. His TGfU inspired CD-ROM, Stick2hockey is endorsed by both Hockey New Zealand and the Oceania Youth Hockey Federations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736075183
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/9/2009
  • Pages: 135
  • Age range: 5 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis G. Slade, MPhil, is a senior lecturer and coordinator of the BEd secondary physical education degree at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. He has played national and international sport and is currently a member of the New Zealand men’s masters field hockey team. He has had a long career in teaching physical education and coaching sport and was the head coach of the New Zealand U16 boys’ field hockey academy. Dennis is the author of Senior School Physical Education: A Course Book for New Zealand Schools (two editions), Teaching Attack and Defence in Team Games: A TGfU Approach (5 reprints) and a CD-ROM Stick2hockey, a TGfU approach to teaching field hockey to novices. He has presented at two international TGfU conferences, was the keynote presenter for the West Zone Physical Education Conference in Singapore (2006) and has presented numerous workshops on TGfU and game sense approaches to game instruction in New Zealand. His research interests include youth and masters sport, the TGfU and game sense methodologies, and physical activity. 

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Fundamental Movements and Tactics

Chapter 2 Attack and Defence Tactics: Man-to-Man Marking

Chapter 3 Applying TGfU to Teaching Badminton, Basketball, and Netball

Chapter 4 Applying TGfU to Teaching Football

Chapter 5 Authentic Assessment

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