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Excerpt — Athletic Movement Skills

Musculoskeletal System

The skeletal and muscular systems work together to produce movement. Collectively, they are referred to as the musculoskeletal system.

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Many types of jumping movements can be readily arranged into a progressive curriculum by the imaginative coach who is able to link the principles of sound technique to the jumping context.

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Assessments Help Develop Superior Athletic Performance

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and feet facing forward. Initially, place hands to the sides of the head with elbows pointing laterally. Then progress to arms overhead with elbows extended.

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Guided Discovery

A coaching method that goes somewhat towards combining aspects of both the drill and the games approaches is the guided discovery technique.

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