PHASE Asia Pacific is a conference for all educators focussed on physical education, health, athletics, sports, and experiential learning.  The conference allows participants to learn from leading authorities in their respective fields as well as from practitioner presenters, to network with fellow educators, and to access good practice and resources in multiple formats.

PHASE has evolved from the Asia Pacific Physical Education Conference (APPEC) which was a dedicated Physical Education & Wellness event for the Asia Pacific region starting in 2015.
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Sunday, November 17 • 09:20 - 10:50
Progressive Soccer Coaching in Middle School & High School

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Soccer coaching has been refined over the years to become a precise and complex mélange of science and art. At the same time, high school sports stakes are higher than ever, while students find themselves under the pressure of multiple other academic, social or competitive requirements and commitments. It falls on high school sports coaches to help students reach a performance level that implies the mastery of complex skills and abilities in a short time, while also providing training opportunities that fit the needs of students with various skills and sports experience.

This presentation will describe a fun and inclusive approach to a soccer warm-up purposefully designed to target specific skills, which then evolves in semi-isolated progressive activities addressing multiple explicit goals. This approach leads to a set of complex games, with the goal of improving students’ technical and tactical understanding, as well as other specific areas of skill and knowledge.

Participants will experience first-hand various progressive activities which can be implemented immediately in a lesson, and which lead students to a deeper and more complex tactical understanding of the game of soccer. Due to the high number of activities presented, participants are encouraged to bring phones or cameras to this session.

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Andrei Ghicu

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Concordia International School Shanghai
Andrei has lived and worked internationally for over 17 years, first in Kuwait, then in Romania and now in China. Originally a professional Soccer player, he discovered his passion for teaching early on, and mixed it with his love for sports in his PE teaching roles. He taught and... Read More →

Sunday November 17, 2019 09:20 - 10:50 HKT
Field 1A / 1B