Research Impact: In this paper, we synthesize the research conducted on Game-Based Approaches (GBAs) within competitive team sport settings and discuss the implications of these findings for sports coaching researchers and practitioners. The review supports the efficacy of GBAs in the development of athlete decision-making and tactical awareness. In addition, GBAs promote personal and social development (e.g. player responsibility) along with positive affective outcomes for athletes (i.e. motivation, enjoyment). There was less support for the development of technical skill through GBAs. Investigations of GBAs in competitive settings remain in its infancy and this review highlights several recommendations for future research to address.
Kinnerk, P., Harvey, S., MacDonncha, C., & Lyons, M. (2018). A Review of the Game-Based Approaches to Coaching Literature in Competitive Team Sport Settings. Quest, 1-18. doi: 10.1080/00336297.2018.1439390