Play with Purpose: Developing thinking Players – A Game Sense resource for Rugby Union, League and Touch

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    Abstract

    Play with Purpose: Developing Thinking Players - A Game Sense Resource for Rugby Union, League and Touch focuses on a player-centred and game-based Game Sense approach to teach the rugby codes. Author Shane Pill has written this resource with the aim to fill the game in game-based activities that support the Game Sense approach of the Australian Sport Playing for Life philosophy.

    This three-in-one resource encompasses all codes as Invasion Games that share common training activities for ball movement and running patterns in the introduction, refinement and developing stages of game development. It includes over 50 game-based practice activities are explained that include using the CHANGE IT formula of modifying to focus attention on specific tactical or technical game understanding.

    Play with Purpose: Developing Thinking Players - A Game Sense Resource for Rugby Union, League and Touch has been divided into four key sections – games to develop key fundamental movements skills, applying movement skills learnt in small-sided modified games, game and play practices to develop core Rugby skills and practicing ‘game-like’ movement patterns. It uses examples of coding tools that can be used to assess player skill development.

    It is relevant for teachers and coaches from primary aged children to youth adult rugby.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFlinders Park, South Australia
    PublisherAustralian Council For Health, Physical Education and Recreation
    Number of pages66
    ISBN (Print)9780992341565
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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