Performance and Analysis

Remember it, Test it!

Remember it, Test it!

Remember it!

  • An official is a referee or umpire who ensures a game is played safely and fairly.
  • Two main types of sports leader are captains and coaches.
  • The captain plays in the game as part of the team, keeps up the other players’ motivation and can suggest a change in tactics.
  • Coaches analyse performances, create appropriate training programmes and are in control of tactics and techniques.
  • The Perfect Model is a mental image which embodies all the correct techniques.
  • Good feedback looks at both a player’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Motivation is important for sport and is measured in terms of arousal. It can be either intrinsic (internal) or extrinsic (external).
  • Skill training focuses on improving specific skills.
  • Open skills are important for unpredictable play and closed skills when the player has more control.
  • Training techniques come in four types: unopposed, passive opposition, active opposition and pressure training.
  • Strategies can be developed through modified and conditioned games.


Test it!

  1. To be a good coach it’s important to be able to communicate well with your players.

a) Why is good verbal communication important?

b) Give two examples of non-verbal communication a coach could use to assist their players.

i. __________________________________________________________
ii. __________________________________________________________

  1. Rebecca is not a very going person and enjoys sport.

a) How much arousal do you think she’ll need to keep motivated?

b) In some sporting competitions are played for money. What kind of motivation is this?

i. passive
ii. intrinsic
iii. extrinsic

c) Rebecca’s coach gives her feedback at the end of every game she plays. Give two reasons why feedback is important.

i. __________________________________________________________
ii. __________________________________________________________

  1. Andrew coaches a local football team. Sometimes he makes his players play five aside games.

a) What is five a side an example of?

i. a conditioned game
ii. a modified game
iii. pressure training

b) Name two qualities a good coach should possess.

i. __________________________________________________________

ii. __________________________________________________________

c) What is the difference between a coach and a captain?


a) Choose from:

i. for motivation
ii. to explain techniques properly
iii. to make the players feel at ease

b) Examples:

i. photos
ii. diagrams
iii. Internet videos
iv. educational DVDs

a) A low amount.

b) iii. extrinsic

c) Examples:

i. improves motivation
ii. helps a player improve their skills
iii. assists them in learning better techniques

iv. gives them goals

a) ii. a modified game

b) Examples:

i. high ability within their sport
ii. enthusiasm
iii. ability to motivate
iv. tactical knowledge

c) A coach analyses the performance of players and gives guidance with technique, tactics and training programmes. A captain is part of the team and takes part in the game. Their main goals are to keep the team motivated and set by example. During a game they can also suggest new tactics or strategies.


Some top tips!

  1. Print out the Test It! Questions – it will allow you to replicate exam conditions and also allows you to give your eyes a rest from the computer screen whilst doing your crucial revision.
  2. Make a copy of the Remember It! Section and put in a place that you often look at. i.e. front of a journal, next to a mirror, on a kitchen cupboard door, etc. That way you can do some cheeky PE revision whilst doing those things you have to do!


We hope this proves useful in your GCSE PE revision and it helps whilst you study!
The Getting In guide for those who are revising GCSE PE.