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ERIC Number: EJ900539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Teaching and Assessing Tag Rugby Made Simple
Harvey, Stephen; Hughes, Christopher
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v22 n4 p17-28 Mar-Apr 2009
The game of rugby is a fast and fluid invasion game, similar to football, that involves scoring with an oval ball into an end zone. The game presents, like other invasion games, a series of highly complex tactical problems so that the ball can be maneuvered into a scoring position. Pugh and Alford (2004) recently indicated that rugby is now finding its way into more school athletic and physical education programs. Therefore, more resources are needed to enable rugby to be taught in schools. This article aims to contribute to the literature for PE teachers with a series of three progressive lessons that introduce students (in the upper elementary and/or early middle school grade levels) to the game of rugby using a modified tag version of the game. Additionally, the article provides an assessment rubric for the purposes of evaluating student performance on the technical, tactical and strategical aspects of play taught in the three lessons. (Contains 6 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A