TGfU in Spain
Alternative approaches to games teaching in Spain are currently gathered under the designation of Enseñanza Comprensiva del Deporte(ECD). Although this designation is almost a literal translation from Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), ECD includes a broader range of game teaching methodology, as that described by Oslin and Mitchell (2006) under the designation of Game Centred Approaches (GCAs). This is because ECD has their roots not only in TGFU, but also in Spanish own proposals (e.g. García-Fogeda, 1982) and overall in French literature (e.g. Bayer, 1979; Parlebas, 1981). This multiple background is also evident in Spanish literature research about games teaching. 
Research. Over the last years in Spain, research production on GCAs has increased. However, Spanish literature on GCAs has a significant delay compared to the Anglophone literature. In accordance with the findings from Oslin and Mitchell’s 2006 review, the evolution of GCAs in Spain requires overcoming a reliance on comparative studies in order to address issues that improve our understanding of the model and its potential.
Curriculum Materials. There is a lack of TGFU curriculum materials for PE teachers and coaches in Spanish (from my experience, very few students and PE teachers are able or willing to work with English literature). A prove of this is that in Games Teaching courses, teachers have difficulties when recommending a reading list, This is worse when recommending activities book that match with the theoretical approach. Nevertheless over the last years two books have been published, each written by several different authors and with didactical units that follow quite well the TGFU foundations.
Academic community. In 2009. The University of Castilla-LaMancha invited Dr. Judy Oslin to Spain and consequently hosted the first seminar for ECD (GCAs) experts (and so far, the only) in Ciudad Real, Spain.. This seminar was an attempt to establish a network among the most relevant Spanish authors involved in Games Teaching. Although there were only 21 invited authors, nowadays this number should be higher as there is an increasing number of people writing and researching on ECD. Different projects for promoting ECD were considered during this seminar, some of the outcomes were the two former mentioned activities books, and also a book that will compile Spanish doctoral dissertations about games teaching. Other projects, including a web and a new meeting are still in progress.
Teacher training curriculums. As there is no study about it, it is hard to say in which percentage TGFU is part of the curriculum of the different Sport Science Faculties (for secondary PE teachers) and Faculties of Education (for primary PE teachers). In any case in those faculties where it is, it is very likely that TGFU has been included during the last 10 years. Thus, it is a low percentage of PE teachers on active service that have had a proper training in the approach. However, PE teachers on service may have had the chance to know about TGFU in workshops. Workshops about TGFU have been quite frequent (at least in my area). But, again, it is difficult to say which percentage has attended to them. Besides, nowadays, and caused by the crisis, there is very little chance to promote workshops.
Although there is little research about the approaches used in Spain in games teaching by PE teachers and coaches, the published studies (there are only partial studies in secondary education and with sports trainers), these studies show what is observed in the everyday relationship with PE teachers and coaches: that the traditional model is still the most used.
 Paragraphs from Gutierrez (2012). A review of the Spanish literature on game-centered approaches to teaching and coaching games. Paper presented at TGFU International Seminar. Loughborough, UK.