ERIC Number: EJ702620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-1
Reference Count: 35
Using Problem-Based Learning to Enhance Team and Player Development in Youth Soccer
Hubball, Harry; Robertson, Scott
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v75 n4 p38 Apr 2004
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a coaching and teaching methodology that develops knowledge, abilities, and skills. It also encourages participation, collaborative investigation, and the resolution of authentic, "ill-structured" problems through the use of problem definition, teamwork, communication, data collection, decision-making, planning and goal-setting, active performance, and reflective analysis. While traditional coaching methods do not always meet the developmental needs of diverse individuals and teams, PBL is an alternative practice that some youth-sport coaches find successful. This article describes the successful experiences of PBL in a youth soccer program.
Descriptors: Athletes, Foreign Countries, Team Sports, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, Athletic Coaches, Teamwork, Communication Skills, Cooperative Planning
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193, ext. 493 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Support Staff; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada