Sport Foundations for Elementary Physical Education: A Tactical Games Approach is the first book to provide a comprehensive, applied, and field-tested plan for using tactical games teaching in elementary school.
If you're a teacher or coach working with children in second through fifth grade, you'll find this approach increases students' motivation, enhances their tactical awareness, and leads to improved skill development.
Written by the authors of the highly popular Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills: A Tactical Games Approach, this book teaches the tactical games approach by game category: invasion games, net/wall games, striking/fielding games, and target games.
This approach to teaching tactics, skills, and off-the-ball movements using modified or conditioned games allows greater flexibility for the teacher. What's more, it increases the transfer of tactics and skills across games for students and allows students to experience the excitement of play before practicing specific skills.
For each game category, the book presents three progressive levels of units containing up to 30 detailed lesson plans. Each of the 91 lessons is designed to allow teachers flexibility in planning and progression and includes
- a tactical problem,
- lesson focus,
- practice tasks, and
- sets of problem-solving questions and answers for ongoing assessment.
In addition to clearly explaining the concepts of tactical teaching, the authors provide a wealth of practical material for teaching and assessment. In particular, the chapter on assessment provides sample tools for authentic assessment in the psychomotor, cognitive, behavioral and social, and affective learning domains. Another chapter details how to build a curriculum using the games approach.
Sport Foundations for Elementary Physical Education: A Tactical Games Approach will enable you to teach elementary-level games and sports more effectively.