The PE Playbook – September 2016 Edition

Welcome to the September 2016 Edition of the PE Playbook. The PE Playbook is a review of blog posts over the past month that are specific to Physical Education or Youth Sport. Its about bringing these blog posts into a format that is easy to find, use and share. Hopefully this will result in more PE Teachers (and others) reading them and engaging with them. If you have any feedback about the presentation or content of the PE Playbook then please let me know in the comments section of this post or via @ImSporticusPrevious Editions of the PE Playbook can be found here.

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Mark O’Sullivan is someone I connected with very quickly through Twitter. He is a Coach Educator, with a focus on preparing coaches for youth football in Sweden. Although we have yet to meet, I feel we are both on similar journeys but in very different contexts. He blogs at Footblogball and his writing has had a considerable impact on my teaching of games and coaching of youth sports. Back in December of last year he interviewed Johan Fallby, who is Sport Psychologist at premier Danish soccer club F.C. Copenhagen. From that interview came a mantra of youth sport that I think those involved should embody: “as many as possible, for as long as possible, in the best environment possible”. Far better than the ‘throw a dozen eggs at the wall, see which doesn’t crack and then claim success’ approach we often see. This month he has written two excellent blog posts. In The Coach Educator, the Coach and Coach Education Mark brings together several pieces of research on coach education to propose a model of coach education that focuses on the learning environment. A Holistic View: Flexible framework, sound developmental principles and emerging information is a excellent synthesis of the current thinking around non-linear pedagogy, constraints led approach and representative learning design for sport. I look forward to reading his future posts on implementing both these frameworks into youth sport.

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Video Source from My PE Exam on Mastery Learning

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