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Playing for Life resources

Playing for Life is an approach to coaching that uses games rather than drills to introduce the skills and tactics of a particular sport, or structured physical activity, being delivered. The emphasis is on providing safe, fun, engaging activities that ensure maximum participation from all children, regardless of their level of ability.

The Australian Sports Commission has developed the Playing for Life resources to align to the Australian Health and Physical Education Curriculum. They are ideal for use with junior players particularly in the school setting to develop the skills of a range of sports. They can be used to support coaching sessions, or by teachers during class, at lunchtime or as part of PE classes.
There are over 140 Activity Cards that include information for teachers such as:

  • learning intention
  • skill focus
  • curriculum content descriptions
Users can search for activities by many categories, such as activity focus and band level, to ensure they meet the learning needs of students.
The Playing for Life resources can be found by heading to the resources section of Sporting Schools website or visiting

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