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Teaching Modified Games

size. ability.Modified Games Are games that look like the actual sport on which they are based. (Hillary Commission of New Zealand) . but adapted to suit the players’ age. skill and experience.

Promote fun way of learning .Why Use Modified Games? .Promote learning progressions .Overcome shortage of equipment .Enable varieties .Enable greater participation .

. start race in water.Modifying Individual Sports Examples: Track & Field: Expanded take-off board. Lower hurdles. Swimming: Use of fins. Gymnastics: Use long bench for balance beam. use line instead of circle for shot/discus.

slower moving) ball Shorter-handled racquets .e.Modifying Dual Sports Racquet games examples: Move in serve lines.. Short-handled racquets. Short wide / longer –narrow court. Different (i.

Use shorter handles on striking implements (e. Frisbee).g. to the sideline).Modifying Team Sports Sample modifications for Invasion Games Gaining Equipment possession Use larger balls Use slower balls. hockey sticks) Consider including the opportunity of scoring by Reduce the pressure on a progressing the player as she or he attempts ball (or object) to put the ball in play after across an endan out-of-bounds play or a line rather than penalty (e.. do not allow into a specific players to stand too close goal. Scoring Make a goal larger. Increase the time an individual player can have possession without being penalized or in which they must make a pass. . Increase the ways in which a player can actually gain possession Progression Allow players some steps in games where none is allowed (e. Do not allow direct stealing of a ball from one player by another.g. Make a goal lower.g.

cricket) options Reduce the size of the sector ** .Modifying Team Sports Sample modifications for Batting /Fielding Games Equipment Use larger balls Batting Hit from a tee rather than a pitch Allow the batter to receive a pitch/bowl from his or her own team Have the duty team to provide a pitcher.g. aiming to present batter friendly deliveries Fielding Base running Use shorter handled bats Have larger Limit the targets to hit stealing (e.

Including Students w. Allow certain length of time to get to base or the goal Involved the disabled student in the decision making concerning rule modifications. In volleyball allow them to catch the ball and throw it and/or allow the ball to bounce. Disabilities Modify rules to equalize competition Allow a student to kick or hit a stationary ball where it might otherwise be pitched. Decrease distances Move bases closer together Allow students to be closer to the target/goal/net In volleyball or badminton allow them to serve from mid court .

Shorter racquet shaft or larger racquet face . or a pitcher in softball A one-leg amputee may be a pitcher or first baseman Provide adapted equipment that makes performance easier larger bat. Disabilities Analyze positions according to the abilities of handicapped students Allow them to be goalie. or other position. larger. baskets etc. flat bases. goals. pitcher.Including Students w. which entails limited mobility A student with a heart problem may be goalie in soccer. lighter and/or softer ball larger.

3 on 4) G : Game Rules E : Equipment (types & size) I : Inclusion T : Time .Strategies For Modifying Games CHANG E IT C : Coaching Style (demo ? Discovery?) H : How To Score A : Area ( Large / Small ) N : Number (eg.