Core Program Sport Education Tactical Teaching


Sport Education Model

The sport education model has several distinctive characteristics:

  • Seasons A season involves a series of consecutive lessons (for example, 14 to 20), and involves pre-season activities, practice and competition.
  • Team affiliation Students become members of teams for the duration of the season and assume roles of coach, manager, and so on, as well as being players.
  • Formal competition The competition involves pre-season preparation, in-season competition, and a culminating event or festival that provides an appropriate climax to the end of the competitive season.
  • Keeping records Records may include outcomes of matches and player performance.
  • Festivity The festivity of sport can be encouraged through a sports notice board, team photos, uniforms, and honoring the rituals and traditions of the particular sport.


The sport education model provides students opportunities to:

  • participate in a realistic context, 
  • explore ideas in, through, and about sport,
  • develop knowledge and skills, team identity, and social interaction skills, 
  • take ownership and responsibility for their learning,
  • plan and implement the program,
  • be challenged through peer support, peer encouragement, and trust,
  • value their contribution to the team, and
  • receive personal and specialized skill and behavioral learning program due to the teacher being free from full class direct instruction.