SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES ADAPTING ACTIVITIES AND EQUIPMENT. ADAPTING ACTIVITIES. Activities can be adapted to make them easier or harder. This can be down by adapting; THE AREA THE EQUIPMENT THE NO. OF PLAYERS THE RULES. ADAPTING THE AREA. Making the area smaller :
Making the area smaller:
Making the area larger:
The equipment can also be adapted:
Smaller- a smaller badminton/tennis racket makes it easier for the performer
Larger- a larger ball in softball makes it easier for a performer to catch or hit.
Lower- a basketball basket could be lower to suit younger players.
Wider- football/hockey goals could be made wider to make the target more achievable for beginners
Lighter- there are lighter hockey balls to avoid injury to beginners and allow them to control the ball easily.
The number of players can be reduced or increased:
Reduced- reducing the number of players means that each player then get more touches of the ball e.g. 2v2 basketball. It also make the game less complicated as there are fewer options to think about.
Increasing- by increasing the number of players you can then work on overloading the defence or offence.
Rules can be changed in order to encourage players to perform specific skills. This can also be know as a conditioned game.
Basketball- 4 points for every lay-up scored. This encourages performer to try and perform the lay-up more often.
Football- One touch- this encourage the performer to make quick decisions as well as working on their control of the ball.