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Sports Ability

Inclusive activity cards designed to assist the delivery of sports-based activities that cater for all levels of ability.

Sports Ability provides activities from a variety of different game categories that assists in teaching children both general skills, and the concepts of sport.

Game Categories

BocciaA bowls-type target game played at the Paralympics that is suitable for all abilities. Learn more. 
Sitting VolleyballA fast and exciting Paralympic sport played in a seated position designed for players for whom standing volleyball may not be an option. Learn more. 
GoalballAn exciting invasion game played at the Paralympics that introduces new challenges to both sighted and vision impaired players. Learn more. 
PolyballA modified version of table tennis, particularly useful for young people who have coordination and control impairments. Polybat can also be used to introduce younger children to table tennis. 
Target GamesA variety of target games where players send an object toward a target, that can be played individually or as part of a team. 
HockeyA range of dynamic invasion games involving adapted rules and equipment that can be played either standing or seated. 
Tee BallStriking, fielding, throwing and catching games that can be easily modified for a range of abilities.

What's on the Activity Cards?

The Sports Ability cards have been developed with the needs of teachers in mind. They include a range of information about the activity in order to assist teachers to meet curriculum requirements and provide positive learning outcomes for their students. These include:

  • Bands of Learning
  • Content Descriptions
  • Skill Focus
  • Learning intention
  • What to do
  • Equipment required
  • Player questions
  • How to change and modify activities
  • Tips for safety

Sports Ability activity card

Learning Intention
Will help you understand the activity's learning objectives.

What you need
Describes the equipment and playing area required to play the game.

What to do
This information, along with the picture, will show you how to play the game.

Curriculum links
Australian Curriculum content covered in the activity.

Skill focus 
Identifies the fundamental movement skills and game concepts developed by the activity.

Bands of Learning 
Identifies the bands that activities best suit (Years 3-4,5-6,7-8).

TREE is a handy acronym that provides tips and ideas for Teaching Style, Rules, Equipment and Environment. TREE can be used to adapt and modify a games situation to e more inclusive of students with a range of abilities.

Essential advice to ensure participation i the game is safe for all participants.

Ask the Players
Suggests questions you can ask to promote thought about skills and tactics. Players can 'answer' verbally or through their actions in the game.

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