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MODIFIED GAMES

Modified Games Defined:



Resemble the sport on which they
are based, but adapted to suit the
players age, size, ability, skill and
experience. (By Hilary Commission)

NATURE OF GAMES
Fundamentally revolves around solving
a problem.
For example:
Volleyball: Strike ball over the net & inbounds
in a way that the other team cannot return it.

Softball: Put runners on base, and move them
over by hitting the ball in a way that fielders
cannot catch it on the fly.
TYPES OF GAME RULES
Primary Rules:
Define the way a game is played
Changing a primary rule alters the game
fundamentally.
EXAMPLE?

Secondary Rules:
Rules that can be changed without changing the
fundamental nature of the game.
EXAMPLE?



STRATEGIES USED TO MODIFY GAMES
Change the rules;

Change the size and type of equipment;

Change the size of field/court/playing surface;

Change duration of game;

Change scoring methods/rules;

Change number of players;

Change the movement of the ball/object (slower/faster).

Ex: Sideline basketball; 3-Team Softball, 4-Goal Soccer

MODIFYING GAMES WITHIN A CLASS
GOAL:
Arrange evenly matched competition to
enable ALL students to enjoy the games
and experience success.

Competition
A-Competition = Between-level,
differences
B-Competition = in equipment, rules, etc.
EXAMPLE?

SMALL-SIDED GAMES
ADAPTED BY T. GOODMAN
Why Small-Sided Games?

Want Ss to receive quality ALT-PE, OTR, &
maximum participation to help increase skill
level;

Fewer Ss on the playing surface = more
possible times S will come in contact with the
ball. Ss have no choice; the ball will quickly find
them;

(3 v 3 = 1 ball per 6 players) vs.
(11 v 11 = 1 ball per 22 players)

WHY SMALL-SIDED GAMES?
Want Ss to make more, less complicated decisions
during the game - (less players on the field = less
complicated decisions);

Want Ss to be more physically efficient in the
space they are playing in (reduced field size);

Want Ss to have more individual teaching time with
the T - - feel worthy & important;

WHY SMALL-SIDED GAMES?
More opportunities to teach;
o Allows T a perfect opportunity to observe and
analyze the individual and collective responses
of Ss under game-like conditions in a simple
environment.

o It is easier to teach on a smaller fieldeasier to
observe.
WHY SMALL-SIDED GAMES?
Want Ss to have more involved playing time in
the game;
o More opportunity to solve problems that only
game can present.

More opportunity to play all positions;
o More exposure to offensive and defensive
situations...


WHY SMALL-SIDED GAMES?
Want Ss to have more opportunities to score goals,
points, etc. which leads to more excitement & fun;
o Smaller field size & fewer players fosters more
shooting/scoring opportunities.

The environment fosters development of social and
mental skills;
o Helps improve teamwork, communication, &
competitiveness.


WHAT CAN BE TAUGHT?
Technique. . .

Every student will get multiple opportunities to use
many of the skills involved in the game.

Tactics . . .
Smaller numbers mean more opportunities for
decision making by each student.

Transition . . .
Encourages fast play. No cushion of teammates
to delay attack when possession is lost.

SMALL-SIDED GAMES
Small Sided environment is a
developmentally appropriate environment for
the Ss.

Its a FUN environment that focuses on the
STUDENT!

It just makes sense...doesnt it?