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TOPICS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Through participation in a variety of games in a safe and enjoyable environment, students will be presented with the opportunity to develop personally, socially, and physically. The teaching of skills and technique is given less priority than the development of tactical awareness through the exploration of principles of play. Skill acquisition is seen in the context of the student's involvement in the game situation and of enabling her/him to make appropriate decisions based on their evolving level tactical awareness.

 

Games seeks to develop in the student:

  • the knowledge and understanding which will enable her/him to make appropriate decisions based on her/his current level of tactical awareness
  • the ability to have an active role in the games lesson at her/his own technical level, thus enhancing self-esteem and sense of personal fulfilment.
  • insights into a variety of games through experiencing samples of different types of games
  • a sense of personal fulfilment by achieving a level of success through participation in games.

 

TOPICS

 

1. Games making

3. Net Games

Content

• skilled performance in context

• naming

Content

• devising rules

• modified game form

• formulating re-start procedure

• game appreciation

• identifying specific roles

• decision-making

2. Invasion games

Attacking play

• skilled performance in context

• passing

Content

• serving

• variety of game forms

• supporting

• game appreciation

• creating space

• decision-making

• recognising defence

Attacking play

Defensive play

• possession (maintain/distribute)

• positioning

• penetration

• denying space

• width/depth

• creating time

• creating space

• regaining time

• support

• returning serve

• scoring

4. Fielding games

Defending play

Content

• tackling

• modified game form

• intercepting

• game appreciation

• denying space

• tactical awareness

• supporting (depth)

• decision-making

• marking

• skill execution

Attacking play

• creating space

• use of deception

• assessing time and space

• supporting team-mates

Defensive play

• forcing error

• covering space

• covering bases

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of this area of study, students should be able to

 

  • participate in a variety of games and develop the skills required for participation in games
  • display a knowledge of basic principles and rules
  • demonstrate technical competence commensurate with individual potential
  • make appropriate responses (relative to her/his own ability) to the particular problems posed by a game
  • gain experience of various degrees of competitive play
  • display an understanding of the dynamics of team efficiency
  • acquire a level of confidence and enjoyment which will ensure that games are played outside of school time
  • develop knowledge of how to modify games to make them work, how to practise and how to prepare for competition
  • appreciate the benefits which participation in games can bring.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:02
 

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