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Fundamentals of Play Practice: Introduction

Alan G. Launder

Alan Launder has been involved in sports for more than 50 years as a competitor, teacher, and coach. He has worked in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy Piltz

Wendy Piltz has been involved in physical education and sports for many years as a player, teacher, and coach. Her involvement in a range of sports and various outdoor pursuits is a significant aspect of her lifestyle and expertise. An accomplished athlete, Piltz has competed at the district level in basketball and netball, the state level in touch, and at the national level in women’s cricket and lacrosse. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Play Practice : Engaging and Developing Skilled Players From Beginner to Elite

Human Kinetics, 2013

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...Despite the immense popularity of sports and their potential to enhance individual lives and revitalise communities, they are not always well taught. Given the incredible efforts to improve every aspect of performance at the elite level...

Strategies for Teaching Play Practice

Alan G. Launder

Alan Launder has been involved in sports for more than 50 years as a competitor, teacher, and coach. He has worked in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy Piltz

Wendy Piltz has been involved in physical education and sports for many years as a player, teacher, and coach. Her involvement in a range of sports and various outdoor pursuits is a significant aspect of her lifestyle and expertise. An accomplished athlete, Piltz has competed at the district level in basketball and netball, the state level in touch, and at the national level in women’s cricket and lacrosse. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Play Practice : Engaging and Developing Skilled Players From Beginner to Elite

Human Kinetics, 2013

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.... . . to find a method of instruction by which teachers may teach less but learners may learn more. . .One of the advantages of Play Practice is that it is easy to understand and relatively easy to employ. It involves the following...

Teaching Court Invasion Games

Alan G. Launder

Alan Launder has been involved in sports for more than 50 years as a competitor, teacher, and coach. He has worked in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy Piltz

Wendy Piltz has been involved in physical education and sports for many years as a player, teacher, and coach. Her involvement in a range of sports and various outdoor pursuits is a significant aspect of her lifestyle and expertise. An accomplished athlete, Piltz has competed at the district level in basketball and netball, the state level in touch, and at the national level in women’s cricket and lacrosse. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Play Practice : Engaging and Developing Skilled Players From Beginner to Elite

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

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...I love the feel of the pebbly leather on your fingertips; that moment of neo-religious purity when your eyes lock on the front rim and you release the ball and it backspins and there is nothing else in the entire world.Basketball, netball...

The Process of Playing Skilfully

Alan G. Launder

Alan Launder has been involved in sports for more than 50 years as a competitor, teacher, and coach. He has worked in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy Piltz

Wendy Piltz has been involved in physical education and sports for many years as a player, teacher, and coach. Her involvement in a range of sports and various outdoor pursuits is a significant aspect of her lifestyle and expertise. An accomplished athlete, Piltz has competed at the district level in basketball and netball, the state level in touch, and at the national level in women’s cricket and lacrosse. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Play Practice : Engaging and Developing Skilled Players From Beginner to Elite

Human Kinetics, 2013

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...Live everyday as though it be your last; learn everyday as though you will live forever.Chapter 2 indicates that effective performance is a complex phenomenon where the relative importance of each element of skill varies from one sport...

Teaching Individual Sports

Alan G. Launder

Alan Launder has been involved in sports for more than 50 years as a competitor, teacher, and coach. He has worked in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy Piltz

Wendy Piltz has been involved in physical education and sports for many years as a player, teacher, and coach. Her involvement in a range of sports and various outdoor pursuits is a significant aspect of her lifestyle and expertise. An accomplished athlete, Piltz has competed at the district level in basketball and netball, the state level in touch, and at the national level in women’s cricket and lacrosse. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Play Practice : Engaging and Developing Skilled Players From Beginner to Elite

Human Kinetics, 2013

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...I sometimes think that running has given me a glimpse of the greatest freedom a man can ever know, because it results in the simultaneous liberation of both body and mind.As we observed earlier, while elite sportsmen and women have learned...

Teaching Striking and Fielding Games

Alan G. Launder

Alan Launder has been involved in sports for more than 50 years as a competitor, teacher, and coach. He has worked in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy Piltz

Wendy Piltz has been involved in physical education and sports for many years as a player, teacher, and coach. Her involvement in a range of sports and various outdoor pursuits is a significant aspect of her lifestyle and expertise. An accomplished athlete, Piltz has competed at the district level in basketball and netball, the state level in touch, and at the national level in women’s cricket and lacrosse. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Play Practice : Engaging and Developing Skilled Players From Beginner to Elite

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

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...Cricket is essentially a sport of individual contributions masquerading as a team game.Striking and fielding games take many forms, from rounders, the probable ancestor of both softball and baseball, to Finnish baseball and the peculiarly...

Play Practice in Action: Introduction

Alan G. Launder

Alan Launder has been involved in sports for more than 50 years as a competitor, teacher, and coach. He has worked in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy Piltz

Wendy Piltz has been involved in physical education and sports for many years as a player, teacher, and coach. Her involvement in a range of sports and various outdoor pursuits is a significant aspect of her lifestyle and expertise. An accomplished athlete, Piltz has competed at the district level in basketball and netball, the state level in touch, and at the national level in women’s cricket and lacrosse. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Play Practice : Engaging and Developing Skilled Players From Beginner to Elite

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

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...Spoon feeding only teaches one how to recognise a spoon.While the innovative ideas provided in part I can help teachers and coaches improve their performance, one of the critical elements in effective teaching and learning is what is termed...

Approaches to Teaching and Coaching Sport

Alan G. Launder

Alan Launder has been involved in sports for more than 50 years as a competitor, teacher, and coach. He has worked in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy Piltz

Wendy Piltz has been involved in physical education and sports for many years as a player, teacher, and coach. Her involvement in a range of sports and various outdoor pursuits is a significant aspect of her lifestyle and expertise. An accomplished athlete, Piltz has competed at the district level in basketball and netball, the state level in touch, and at the national level in women’s cricket and lacrosse. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Play Practice : Engaging and Developing Skilled Players From Beginner to Elite

Human Kinetics, 2013

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... helping young teachers solve problems similar to those that led to the initial stirrings of Play Practice, and making a major commitment to coach education. Subsequently, Wendy, a former student of Alan’s at the University of South...

Elements of Skilled Performance

Alan G. Launder

Alan Launder has been involved in sports for more than 50 years as a competitor, teacher, and coach. He has worked in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy Piltz

Wendy Piltz has been involved in physical education and sports for many years as a player, teacher, and coach. Her involvement in a range of sports and various outdoor pursuits is a significant aspect of her lifestyle and expertise. An accomplished athlete, Piltz has competed at the district level in basketball and netball, the state level in touch, and at the national level in women’s cricket and lacrosse. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Play Practice : Engaging and Developing Skilled Players From Beginner to Elite

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

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...The beginning of wisdom is when things are given their proper names.The preceding chapter suggested that traditional approaches to teaching and coaching games are ineffective for the following reasons:They ignore the importance of practice...

Teaching Specific Elements of Skilled Performance

Alan G. Launder

Alan Launder has been involved in sports for more than 50 years as a competitor, teacher, and coach. He has worked in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy Piltz

Wendy Piltz has been involved in physical education and sports for many years as a player, teacher, and coach. Her involvement in a range of sports and various outdoor pursuits is a significant aspect of her lifestyle and expertise. An accomplished athlete, Piltz has competed at the district level in basketball and netball, the state level in touch, and at the national level in women’s cricket and lacrosse. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Play Practice : Engaging and Developing Skilled Players From Beginner to Elite

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

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...Perfection does not come from doing extraordinary things; it comes from doing simple things extraordinarily well.It is possible to use Play Practices to facilitate the development of all of the elements of skilled play in games. However...