Invasion game

In one of my practical we had to come up with idea of an invasion game, there many sports you can choose from (football, netball, rugby, hockey and basketball). The invasion games is an attacking activity for a coach to use in their training session. Get Active sports say about Invasion game is “the term used for any game where the aim is to attack an opponent’s territory and score a goal or point. Usually consisting of teams of equal players these fast paced games focus on teamwork, keeping possession, scoring and defending.” Invasion games are trying to help to improve player’s tactical awareness to score or stop the opposite team from scoring and keeping the possession. The physical Education and Intramural have come up with an Invasion game: Tail chase, the objected is to get your opponent’s tail without losing your own. How to play the game “Players begin by stuffing a small part of their “tail” (cloth or rope) in the back of their shorts. At the teacher’s signal, each player tries to grab their partner’s tail without losing his/her own. When the tail is removed, the player puts it back and tries again. Count how many times a tail can be removed in a set time. No body contact is allowed.” This will make the players think about using their body to shield the tail, keeping head up to watch opponent and also find open spaces.

In practical I used football to come up with a game for the invasion games. I decided on using a 3v3 game which involved three players on each team and one net on opposite sides. This will be working on their teamwork, keeping possession, score and defending.


The Physical Education and Intramural. (2015) Teaching Games for Understanding. Quality Daily Physical Education: VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1. Retrieved from:


Creativity in sport

creativity is having the ability to transcend traditional ideas and to create brand new ideas. when we consider a creative footballer it is these ideas which come to mind by them having the ability to beat players with great skills in a 1v1 situations, the vision of a pass which “no-one could see”, the scoring of a goal which seemed ‘impossible’ or even just a subtle flick or touch which shows awareness, vision and confidence. All these examples highlight what we regard as a creative player.

These are type of players we called genius and in modern time footballers today market are worth millions. He is a player which can win games, create goals and help a team succeed. according to the whitehouse address have some examples of genius footballers “Across the history of the game football has seen many genius’; Maradona, Cruyff, Best, Matthews, Zidane, Riquelme, Hagi, Pirlo, Laudrup, Iniesta, Ronaldinho and Messi.”

“Creativity entails varying, rare and flexible decision making in complex game situations.”  (Memmert & Roth 2007)

It’s not just footballers have creativity, there are many sports have creativity in them for example, Lewis Hamilton is a Formula 1 driver, his creativity is to have a good decision making to be able to overtake his opponents and not letting his tyres lose drip on the race surface and the main one to win the race.


Volunteering at West View Leisure Centre!

I have been volunteering at West View Leisure centre for a streetwise sports club and I have been doing it for a year. The streetwise sports club consist of sports like Football, Climbing, Swimming and many more. I do my volunteering every Thursday night 4pm to 6pm, my roles and responsibilities in my volunteer role is to assist and support the coach who is on duty during the session. Depending on my qualifications and ability I be able to lead and deliver a session gaining valuable experience along the way by dealing with children age 8 – 14 years old, by me having a level 1 in football and level 2 in dodgeball I have the chance to lead sessions every Thursday.

What is reflection coaching?

Reflection coaching in my view is the past experiences and analysis them for example a coach analysis a training session would look at how it went and look at the strengths and weaknesses of the session. Hatton & Smith (1995) says “it is a form of problem solving that is used to resolve coaching issues and involves the careful consideration of coaches practice, based on their knowledge and practice.

Gilbert and Trudel (2001) consider reflection to utilise “a conceptual framework to understand how coaches draw on experience when learning to coach”. They also believed that a different type of reflection which they called “retrospective reflection on action” their belief is that coaches reflect on concerns in between practice sessions and that reflection, still occurs within the action present but not in the midst of activity. So they created a model of reflection which will help other coaches and including me to develop as a coach.


By looking at this model has helped me to start a new way of reflecting on my training session by trying to finding the positives and negatives in the session and being able to identify it and be able to change it for the other sessions. This model has made me a better coach.

The Coaching Process

As a sports coach, they will go through a Coaching process, which consists three stages Plan, do and Review.

For planning the coach might consider the health and safety and security of his participants by doing a risk assessment to check the equipment and also check the area that going to be used during the session. The coach may also consider equipment, for example making sure all the equipment is in good condition and consider bring more equipment with you. for example in football if you coaching 12 kids and you only have 12 footballs with you and if 3 new players turn up for the session you won’t have enough footballs to go around.

Do- delivering! the coach may consider adapting (mid)session to support the objectives because if you planned a session which is too hard for participants you may need to adapt it to their needs to be able to achieve the objectives you set for them in the session.

For Review the coach may consider checking if the feedback was appropriate from the participants and parents. by asking for feedback from the participants will help coach to see if they can adapt the session to everyone’s ability and the coach can also see if he need to change his delivery method to the participants.