PW20 Innovative strategies for challenging and transforming coaching and teaching practice

Chair: Piltz, W.GYM 22
Register as an event to your Google CalendarWednesday, July 27, 201609:00-10:30 
Wendy Piltz
Innovative strategies for challenging and transforming coaching & teaching practice
This practical based session will demonstrate how the Play Practice processes of ‘shaping’ and ‘focusing’ the play are applied to engage players in games-based contexts to facilitate learning.
Whilst Basketball is the activity, the emphasis is on the key principles for reflective coaching applicable in many sports.
The session will highlight the importance of teaching through the game by exploring the design of authentic challenges engaging players to play and adapt. Attention will be directed to strategies for differentiating the context to cater for a diverse participation. This requires the sport educator to scan a dynamic environment, analyse what is happening and adjust aspects of the context accordingly or alternatively to empower groups to personalise the play through variations in the task, individual or the environment.
The concept of ‘focusing’ the play or ‘teaching in the game’ will be demonstrated as a strategy for accelerating learning and drawing attention to specific aspects of skilled play. Weighted numbered, go for goal games will provide the context to focus the play to develop ‘game sense’ defined by Launder & Piltz (2013, p. 16) ‘the ability to use an understanding of the rules, tactics, strategy and of oneself (and of one’s teammates) to overcome the problems posed by the sport or by one’s opponents’ . These games are ideal for focusing on the tactical aspects of game sense as players adopt attack roles, with and without the ball, as well as defending.
The session will also demonstrate strategies for ‘enhancing’ the play to promote player engagement. This includes embedding a variety of feedback loops within the learning context to maintain engaged states through adjustment, adaption and learning.
This workshop will integrate theory with practice to provide sport educators with the best opportunity to reflect on, challenge and transform their practice.

July 20, 2016

RQES conference supplement

We are pleased to inform you that conference abstracts are now published in a supplement issue of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport ( Conference attendees can download a pdf of the content here. German abstracts not published in the RQES supplement can be found here

July 19, 2016

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July 04, 2016

Routledge 20% discount

Routledge are pleased to offer an exclusive 20% discount on a selected range of key sports titles to delegates attending this month's 6th International TGfU Conference.

June 03, 2016

Program online

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April 26, 2016

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April 15, 2016

Early Bird Deadline - extended

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March 30, 2016

Review process started

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February 17, 2016

Deadline for abstract submissions extended

Due to many requests, the deadline for abstract submissions has been extended. Please submit your abstracts until 29th of February, 2016 at the latest.

February 03, 2016

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January 18, 2016

New manuscript: RQES on the top 10 research questions on TGFU

We are happy to announce a newly published manuscript in RQES on the top 10 research questions on TGFU which is intended to give some guidance to contributors in shaping an exciting and interesting conference in Cologne 2016. The content of the manuscript was based on the overarching conference themes that were established by the organizing team of the Institute of Team/Racket Sport Research in close collaboration with the scientific board of the conference. We are grateful to all the contributors and want to thank them for their valuable contribution.  

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