Innovation teaching in physical education means cultivating students’ innovative consciousness, ability and spirit, training their creative thinking, digging their creative potential and improving the ability of their creative learning. Main problems and corresponding countermeasures of traditional physical education are analyzed and studied in this paper. It can be known that sports activities need to cultivate students’ innovative personality and develop their creative intelligence in college education. In order to truly reflect the application of innovative education in modern sports classroom teaching, it is necessary for PE teachers to have a certain creative ability, so as to cultivate outstanding creative talents. Sports education should give full play to the main role of students in the process of education, make students change from passive learning to active knowledge, turn teaching activities into active students’ thinking, enlighten students’ thinking and guide students’ innovation.