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Moving up to the next level - adapting video games design to games-based learning

Love this from @pilly66 @AmyPrice_10 and @TerryMagias on applying game design fundamentals to sport coaching, with really useful practical examples: https://t.co/831fgOikQX pic.twitter.com/sECCYAsD81

— Phil Kearney (@kearney_phil) …

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Last man standing - another game for the coaches’ kit bag

One of the games we play with the Colts at our Club is ‘Last Man Standing’ (not to be confused with Last Man Stands). It’s a lot of fun, with batters and fielders fully engaged, and in spite of the very simplistic rules there are a number of learning opportunities embedded in the format. 695 more words


We have probably all played the catching game ‘squares’ (sometimes called ‘catching tennis’) – two opposing teams trying to throw a ball so that it bounces in the other side’s “square”, and defending by catching the ball before it bounces. 166 more words


Nice variation on the leg-side game this morning, thanks to Oli Rae.

Batsman set up close to net on off-side, leg-side with targets at mid-on and square leg; random feed — short-of-a-length (for the pull stroke), bobble-feed on leg stump (on-drive). 63 more words


Play in Dark Places

Alex Moseley (@AlexM11) is the Head of Curriculum Enhancement at the University of Leicester and a National Teaching Fellow; he is also a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Higher Education Futures, Aarhus University. 662 more words


GAMES FOR UNDERSTANDING: cricket penalties

“Cricket Penalties” is a game I have invented to promote the following skills in young players:

  • BOWLING TO A TARGET – eg/ not necessarily at the stumps.
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Andrew Beaven reblogged this on The Teesra and commented:

Great little game from Robin Maslin. I really like how it rewards bowling skills in a tangible way, so that the fielding team are not “just” stopping the batters from scoring runs. I shall certainly be trying this out with one of our Colts squads when we move outdoors in a couple of weeks. One slight (philosophical) concern. Is there any risk that, by giving points for bowling straight, we might develop bowlers who _expect_ to be rewarded for “doing their job”? Who, if they don’t get their reward, might be dis-incentivised from carrying on?

Jailbreak Cricket v2.0

Interesting tweet from Phil Kearney yesterday:

Sensible advice from Judith Rink; coaches should design a game that is challenging but that the athletes can manage to play.

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