A Fun Approach to Learning Sport Skills

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Now teachers and coaches can liven up classes and practice sessions with motivating games and activities guaranteed to put fun back into any sport.GameSkills: A Fun Approach to Learning Sport Skills is packed with more than 100 games and activities that have been tested and proven to help develop fitness as well as general movement and sport-specific skills in participants from age 8 through adults. Your students or athletes can gain skills important to performing a wide variety of sports without the monotony of drills or the pressure of a competitive sport setting.The games and activities are easy to implement, too. Each description includes- age range,- benefits of the game or activity,- how and where to play the game or activity,- number of participants,- equipment needs,- safety considerations,- extensions and variations, and- helpful hints for guiding the game or activity.These 14 idea-packed chapters will spark your interest and get your creative juices flowing. You'll find chapters featuring games and activities for developing skills in these popular sports:- Fielding and striking sports-baseball, cricket and softball- Invasion sports-soccer, basketball, hockey and others- Net sports-volleyball, tennis, badminton, and table tennis- Water sports-polo, relays, and circuit stationsThe easy-to-use Activity Finder will come in handy on busy days when you need just the right game fast. Use this quick-scan chart to quickly locate games that focus on cardiovascular endurance, strength, team building, or 10 other game benefits, broken down by age group. Do you want to build speed on your team of 8- to 12-year-olds? Scan the Activity Finder and you'll discover 15 different appropriate activities. It's that easy.Authors Hanrahan and Carlson are experienced teachers and sports scientists as well as former coaches and athletes, so they know what it's like to dread the same old routine in class or in practice. The 100+ games and activities they present in GameSkills are not only safe and effective, they're so much fun that your students or athletes won't want class or practice to end!
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2000.
ISBN: 9780736002035
Characteristics: xxi, 175 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Carlson, Teresa B. 1955-


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