A Tactical Games Approach to Teaching Sport Skills . Why use a tactical approach?. Critics of traditional teaching of sports & games in physical education argue that sports are: Elitist - focus is on the higher skilled Overly competitive - winning and losing is emphasis excessively
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Critics of traditional teaching of sports & games in physical education argue that sports are:
Skill development is not apparent during game play because skills have been taught in isolation outside of their tactical context.
Skills and tactics are linked by emphasizing the proper timing of skill practice and skill application within the tactical context of the game.
Skills are taught before students understand their significance in a game.
Drills lead students to ask, “Why are we doing this?” and “When can we play the game?”
Skilled students perceive isolated drills to be irrelevant.
Research has shown that tudents find the tactical approach motivational and teachers prefer to use it as a way to teach games.Interest & Excitement
If your students do not understand the game, their ability to identify the correct technique for a situation is impaired…
…An increased understanding of games achieved through teaching for tactical awareness, will empower students to solve the problems that game situations pose more easily and skillfully.
A tactical approach may provide your students with carryover for understanding from one game to another…
For example, tactical problems in soccer, hockey, and basketball are similar.
For more information read:
Griffin, L.L., Mitchell, S. A., & Oslin, J.L. (1997). Teaching sport concepts and skills: A tactical games approach. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics