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Assignment 1 Analytical Paper Effective Instruction of Team Sport There is more than one way to teach games and it may not be necessary to separate skill development from game play Bunker Thorpe 1982 The five of the six readings are based on teaching tactics and strategies before skill development Although the authors of the articles each have their own specific views on how games should be taught they are all in the best interests of the studentsathletes Rod Thorpe and David Bunker developed the Teaching Games for Understanding model This model allows the traditional teaching method of learning skills before tactics to be reversed For example the TGFU strategy involves mastering the basic skills andor techniques prior to involvement In other words its more the how to do the skill and then once they know how to do the skill it introduces the what to do in game situation Gail Wilson designed a four step Framework for teaching Tactical Game Knowledge She introduced the principles of attack and defense after learning about the players and their responsibilities For example the four modules of invasive games Participants and Roles Objectives Actions Principles and Actions options Also Sarah Doolittle and Karen Girard discuss problems and solutions in their article A Dynamic Approach to Teaching Games in Elementary PE that can be used to teach concepts before introducing motor skill Kirk and Ann MacPhail were responsible for improving the original TGFU model Basically they elaborated on the first TGFU model so that it could be presented in a form that would assist teachers Gary Sinclair emphasizes a guide for an organized exposure of all game components thus he allows the coaches and teacher to consider the needs of their players while they perform under game like situations and pressures In all of the articles relating to the Teaching Games for Understanding model the authors illustrate how essential it is to introduce tactics and strategies before
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