WELCOME TO GAME PLAY LEARN
Our Desire is to Nurture Passion and Potential in both players and coaches through a Facilitative Framework:
Design the GAME
Let them PLAY
Watch them LEARN
We're bringing FUN back to the Sporting Experience!
Join the GPL Online Community
We provide Practical Online Resources for Facilitators and Organisations to apply The GAME PLAY LEARN Philosophy, it's principles and values, in their own learning context.
We challenge traditional methods and are open to the learning journey, it's complexities, emergence and evolution.
The beauty of The GAME PLAY LEARN Philosophy, is that it's less stress on us as Leaders and more affording for Learners in confidence, challenging capabilities and connection with their peers and their game.
There has been some wonderful stories of Coaches seeing Players with new-found FUN and Freedom, Creativity and Connection through Facilitating The GPL Way.
"The GPL Community is a supportive and diverse group of participants to Learn with, each Coach is encouraged to contribute their reflections and share their ideas and experiences, their would be no GPL without the Community." Joey Peters - Facilitator
This is The GAME PLAY LEARN Philosophy
GPL was developed by Former Matilda and FFA A-Licence Coach Joey Peters who experienced the futility of Sport in its elitism, structures and win-at-all-costs methods.
Joey sought answers for something better through expanding her Learning from Football and Sport, to Family and Life Values.
Researching Science and Human Development, The GPL Philosophy was born through a Collaboration of Coaches Learning in 2013 [Acknowledgments: Mark O'Sullivan Brad Porter, Andre Gumprecht, Matthew O'Neil] and has been brought to life with Joey Peters since 2016 in the Coaching, Teaching and Family contexts.
Underpinning Theories such as Ecological Dynamics and Self-Determination Theory, along with science and research behind Skill Acquisition and Non-Linear Pedagogy, The GPL Philosophy embraces a true Holistic Approach synergising Individual-Task-Environment Learning to provide a foundation of Principles from which our Practices give life to.
The GPL Philosophy can be applied to all Learning Contexts, with Joey's passion and experience in the Sporting World, Coaching is the perfect example to experience GPL being brought to life.
IS GPL FOR YOU?
Haven't Coached before or not Confident in how you're going about it?
No need to be nervous, The GPL Way takes the pressure off you as Coach and ensure you and your players will not only ENJOY the Sporting Experience but IMPROVE as well!
Frustrated and Stressed by old methods of Coaching?
Lectures, Lines and Laps are not only boring, they take a lot of planning and explaining and they actually stifle Learning! The GPL Way is Learning by EXPERIENCE. The Learning is hidden in the FUN EXPERIENCE.
You have a passion for Sport and Learning?
GPL is a Life-Long Learning Journey that will change your whole world-view and give you new eyes to analyse the Sporting Landscape, Cultures and Human Behaviour.
GAME PLAY LEARN is for you!
GPL is all about Keeping Sport FUN; Nurturing an Individual's
- CREATIVITY and
- CONNECTION within a TEAM Environment.
Rather than 'Coaching', we FACILITATE a FUN Sporting Experience whilst Learning and Implementing The GAME PLAY LEARN Framework.
We challenge you to not just follow GAME PLAY LEARN, join the Learning Journey!
ARE YOU READY FOR CHANGE?
- Next GPL STREET FUTSAL is TERM 4, 2019 at Swansea High School, NSW, Australia for Kids 7-15
Experience The GPL Way for yourself. Coaches, Clubs, Schools and Families - All Welcome
Joey Peters, Former Matilda and FFA A Licence Coach now is FOUNDER and FACILITATOR of her own Coaching Philosophy GAME PLAY LEARN.
- CLUB VISITS: Host a GPL Event at your Club or School with Joey Peters
- ONLINE MENTORSHIPS: Get direct access to Joey Peters and The GPL team to support you in Facilitating The GPL Way in your Context.