Teaching Sports Concepts and Skills e-Book

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A tactical sports training book with an innovative approach to introducing and teaching sport skills to elementary, middle, and high school students.

Teachers will find more than 350 unique lesson plans for students ages 7-18 in this book. Discover methods on how to move from traditional to tactical games (invasion, target, fielding). 14 online video clips demonstrate the actions.

Strategic Approach to Sports

Detailed lessons and unit plans show teachers how to take a tactical approach to sports skills. Elementary lessons teach basic concepts and tactics, while lessons for middle and high school students delve more deeply into 12 sports. This 720-page book also includes a SHAPE America standards-linked Game Performance Assessment Instrument.



  • Part I. Tactical Games Teaching
    • Chapter 1. Tactical Games Explanation and Review
    • Chapter 2. Preparing Students for a Tactical Games Approach
    • Chapter 3. Getting Started With Tactical Games Teaching
    • Chapter 4. Transfer as a Principle of Games Teaching and Learning
    • Chapter 5. Tactical Games Curriculum Model
    • Chapter 6. Assessing Outcomes
    • Chapter 7. Aligning a Tactical Games Model With Content Standards
    • Chapter 8. Digital Technology for Teaching Tactical Games and Enhancing Skill Development
    • Chapter 9. Teaching and Learning Social Justice Through Inventing Games
    • Chapter 10. Integrating Social and Emotional Learning Into a Tactical Games Approach
  • Part II. Lesson Plans for a Tactical Games Approach at the Elementary Level: Building Sport Foundations
    • Chapter 11. Invasion Games at the Elementary Level
    • Chapter 12. Net and Wall Games at the Elementary Level
    • Chapter 13. Striking and Fielding Games at the Elementary Level
    • Chapter 14. Target Games at the Elementary Level
  • Part III. Lesson Plans for a Tactical Games Approach at the Secondary Level: Developing Sport Performance
    • Chapter 15. Soccer
    • Chapter 16. Basketball
    • Chapter 17. Lacrosse
    • Chapter 18. Rugby
    • Chapter 19. Flag Football
    • Chapter 20. Volleyball
    • Chapter 21. Badminton
    • Chapter 22. Tennis
    • Chapter 23. Softball
    • Chapter 24. Cricket
    • Chapter 25. Golf
    • Chapter 26. Bowling