Tennis & Further Education Taught Lesson Supporting Presentation UNIT 6 – SPORTS DEVELOPMENT Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness) Aim & Purpose: The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with an overview of the principles of sports development, the key agencies involved and to provide practical examples of current practice. Learning Outcome: 1 Know key concepts in sports development 2 Know the key providers of sports development 3 Understand how quality is measured in sports development 4 Know about sports development in practice. Student Task Define Sports Development in one concise paragraph Towards a Definition of Sports Development PROVISION OF MORE AND BETTER QUALITY OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE, IRRESPECTIVE OF AGE, GENDER OR LEVEL OF ABILITY/DISABILITY, TO ACCESS SPORT (EADY,1993) Towards a Definition of Sports Development • BROAD TERM • RANGE OF ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED • POSITIVE CHANGE • WOLFENDEN REPORT 1960 Broad Definition of Sport: ‘Sport means all forms of physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental wellbeing, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels’. Council of Europe, European Sports Charter, (1993) Definition of Sports Development “Sports development is a process by which interest and desire to take part in sport may be created in those who are currently indifferent to the message of sport; or by which those now not taking part but well disposed may be provided with appropriate opportunities to do so; or by which those currently taking part may be enabled to do so with meaningful frequency and greater satisfaction, thus enabling participants at all levels to achieve their full potential”. Sports Council, North West Region, (1990) Further Definition: A process whereby effective opportunities, processes, systems and structures are set up to enable and encourage people in all or any particular groups and areas to take part in sport and recreation or to improve their performance to whatsoever level they desire (Collins, 1995) Further Definition About ensuring the pathways and structures are in place to enable people to learn basic movement skills, participate in sports of their choice, develop their basic competence and performance, and reach levels of excellence. (Sports Council, 1993) Student Task In small groups discuss possible labels to describe different levels of sports involvement ? Casey’s, (1988), Sports Development Model Casey’s, (1988), Model • Sports Development is a continuous process (hence, “continuum”) • People start (typically) at the bottom of the pyramid (“Foundation Level”) • Participants progress their way up smoothly through the various stages until they find their own level Sports Development Continuum Level Description Foundation Encouraging young people into the exercise habit and developing basic movement and sports skills (for example, throwing, catching and hand–eye coordination) to provide a foundation for personal development and future participation in the sport of their choice. Participation Opportunities for all members of the community to take part in a sport, whether for reasons of enjoyment, fitness, social contact or simply to get involved in the sport for its own sake. Performance Opportunities for those already participating to improve their performance from whatever base they start, where the desire to improve is the key factor for involvement. Excellence Opportunities for those with the interest and ability to achieve publicly measured levels of excellence. Mini Tennis – Foundation Level • Modified Version of the Game • Easy to Engage • Fun • Often Our First Experience • The ‘P.E Teacher’ The Tennis Foundation • Tennis Charity • Development of Tennis • Schools, Community & Disability Tennis • Accessible • Lawn Tennis Association • Other Partners Why Sports Development? What Does it Do? Why is Sports Development important in our society? Purpose of Sports Development Schemes • Progression • Social & Confidence Building • Fun • Specific Target Group v Community Benefit Student Task: • Using your Tennis Factsheets, Identify what you think Sport / Tennis Development is? • Produce your own Factsheet based on the information you find.
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