GAME DESIGN SERIES:
Let the Kids DESIGN
Many coaches today still regard young players as ’empty vessels’ that need to be filled instead of young people with amazing potential and intelligence to be stimulated and tapped into.Horst Wein
Just imagine for a minute, what it would be like if the children got the chance to:
Design their own GAME
and facilitate its LEARNing
to be shared as a collaborative, competitive and creative experience for all.
When we think about it, this is what children do best naturally anyway.
As you will see in following 3 minute video:
- FIRSTLY, a group of keen young tennis players in the playground competing intensely in a unique game designed, played and facilitated by them.
- THEN we hear the sounds of engaging collaboration in a game where the coach isn’t doing the communicating and problem solving, the players are.
- LASTLY but most interestingly we see the following ‘Deliberate Practice’ Game. Designed by two players in the group, as the game emerges in real-time, it’s an opportunity to collaborate together, and ‘stimulate and tap into the players potential and intelligence’.