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PE Institute 2019 Asheville – Workshop Notes – Use of Coaching Cards for Observation.

This post is a place for me to share resources with participants from the PE Institute who came to my Use of Coaching Cards for Observation in MS HS PE classes. This workshop will run on Monday 22nd July 2019 in Asheville, NC, USA.

All the resources below are Google Documents – you have access to them as View only. Please do use them and share them as you see fit.

The research/conversation/layout of my session is here:

There are several tasks we will work through. Task 1 is driven by me.

Task 2 (Moose, Tiger, Zebra) notes are here:

Task 3 Coaches Questions are here:

Resources from my session:


Breed, Ray, and Michael Spittle. Developing Game Sense through Tactical Learning: a Resource for Teachers and Coaches. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

“Growing Young Movers.” Resources « G.Y.M. – Growing Young Movers, Phoenix Group, 2018,

Hopper, Tim. “Teaching Games for Understanding: What Does It Look like and How Does It Influence Student Skill Acquisition and Game Performance?” Middle School PE 
Yearly Plan, University of Victoria, 12 Nov. 2001,

Hopper, Tim. “Tim Hopper’s Website.” Middle School PE 
Yearly Plan, University of Victoria, 2006,

Light, Richard. Game Sense: Pedagogy for Performance, Participation and Enjoyment. Routledge, 2013.

Pill, Shane. Play with Purpose: Game Sense to Sport Literacy. 3rd ed., Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER), 2016.

Pill, Shane. “Play With Purpose: An Introduction to the Game Sense Approach.” Play With Purpose: An Introduction to the Game Sense Approach,, 9 July 2014,

Piltz, W. 2004. “Reading the game: A key component of effective instruction in teaching and coaching”. In Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on teaching sport and physical education for understanding, Edited by: Light, R., Swabey, K. and Brooker, R. 79–89. Melbourne, , Australia: University of Melbourne. 

Santos, Melissa. “Game Sense Powerpoint.” LinkedIn SlideShare, 16 Sept. 2014,

Sporticus, IM. “Going through the Gears.” Drowning in the Shallows, WordPress, 20 May 2018,

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