The Sport Education Model. Created by: Daryl Siedentop. 1. Features of Sport Education. Basic Premise: Instruction is carried out in a way which simulates an athletic team and season. Timing – this model is utilized at both the middle and high school level. West Hartford, SSW
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Created by: Daryl Siedentop
Awarding of the captain’s position
Festive – announce with clapping
Team roster is announced for each captain
Captains and team members are selected in advance by teacher. May also have captains select in private.
Class breaks into teams and fills out captain’s packet
Instruct/remind students of behavioral expectations and responsibilities for each role.
Discussion of sport’s rules, etiquette, etc by teacher(s)
Day 2 – 5 (5 is used for this example, may be > or < days)
Each team practices separately (teacher checks off each skill once it has been satisfactorily completed)
Who leads practice? – two choices
***May do a combination of the two – some portions of practice are teacher led, others are captain led
Written assessment of rules, etiquette, and strategies (may include other elements)
Competition schedule is set by teacher
Captains focus on deficiencies identified by the 1st day of competition.
Day 12, 13
Timeline of a Unit: Day 6-11
Should be festive and fun. Announce the championship over the school PA, Ss can bring in food/drinks, teacher distributes awards (most improved, coach of the unit…)
May include rewards such as a T-shirt
May invite students from around school to attend
Round-robin where all teams play one another in a tournament format.
May need two days to complete
All teams are assigned an opponent with the top two teams playing one another in the championship.
Just the top 2 teams play one another while the other teams watch.
May need to give assignment to spectators.
Timeline of a Unit: Day 14
Teach students about the roles prior to start of each season.
Can invite guest speakers such as a “real” coach, AT, referee, etc.
Address handling conflicts between students
Teacher should conduct mini-workshops for jobs needed during team practices or another appropriate time
Trainings might include rules for referees, field/court set-up for managers, score keeping for statisticians
Amount of teacher direct instruction will vary depending on grade level (older students may get more autonomy)
The more ownership students have in the season’s success, the more they will be motivated to achieve their goals.
Make necessary modifications to rules and competition format
Teacher may want to write a “job description” for each role
Equity – all team members get to play the same amount of time.
Balance make-up of teams by gender, ability, behavior, & others
May preview teams with captains and allow for limited “trading”
Identify what skills each team must check off.
danger to effective implementation.
focus on each team’s unique abilities.