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Fundamental Movement Skills: Alternative Activities and Pursuits

Fundamental Movement Skills: Alternative Activities and Pursuits

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    Fundamental Movement Skills: Alternative Activities and Pursuits was designed as a resource for physical activity leaders of adolescents and adults in the Active for Life stage of the LTAD Model. This resource provides the theory and practice to build skills in alternative activities:
    • Descriptions of the general rules, procedures, equipment, activity progressions, and necessary fundamental motor and tactical skills necessary to begin participation in a variety of alternative activities and pursuits
    • Progression from foundational locomotor, stability, and manipulative skills to more advanced elaborations and combinations of movement skills that can be transferred to a variety of sport, recreational, or active living settings
    • A broadened focus, beyond skill development, that integrates developmentally appropriate knowledge and understanding (e.g., skills cues, tactical decision making) with emotional (e.g., self-control), motivational (e.g., perceived confidence), social (e.g., life skills like respect), and spiritual (e.g., meaning, joy) outcomes
    • 21 alternative activities and pursuits in the areas of mind–body exercises, group fitness activities, dance education, team building activities, walking and running activities, winter activities, martial arts, weight training, cycling, paddling activities, and target activities


    Physical activity leaders (both specialists and nonspecialists) working with adolescents and adults in the Active for Life stage of the LTAD Model.

    Table of Contents

    Section I. Introduction
    Purpose and Design of This Handbook
    Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) and Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
    Overview of the Fundamental Movement Skills Series
    Links to Physical Literacy and Physical Education
    Developmental Considerations
    Trends and Barriers
    General Teaching Guidelines
    Safety Guidelines
    Section II. Activities
    A. Body–Mind Exercise
    B. Group Fitness Activities
    Step Aerobics
    Indoor Group Cycling
    Interactive Media
    C. Dance Education
    D. Team Building Activities
    E. Walking and/or Running Activities
    Hiking and Urban Polling
    F. Individual Winter Activities
    Cross-Country Skiing
    Ice Skating
    G. Martial Arts
    H. Overview of Weight Training
    I. Target Activities
    J. Cycling Activities
    Road Cycling
    Off-Road Cycling
    K. Paddling Activities
    L. Canoeing
    M. Kayaking
    Section III. References

    About the Author

    Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) is a national leader and vital contributor in fostering achievement and health among Canadian children and youth by supporting physical and health education and active living initiatives where children live, learn, and play. PHE Canada’s vision is a future wherein all children and youth in Canada live healthy, physically active lives.

    Contributors: Ken Lodewyk, PhD, Karen Berezowski, Erin Carter, Maureen Connolly, PhD, Jacqueline Ladwig-Davidson, Marci Elliott, Andrew Foran, Sarah Fournier, Kimberly Gammage, PhD, Shane Hampton, Shauna Heighton, Chantale Lessier-Ley, PhD, Chunlei Lu, David MacDonald, Tom Potter, PhD, Kevin Redmond, Dwayne Sheehan, Bryan Smith, Teresa Socha, PhD, Shannon Bredin, PhD, Michelle Cundari, Ken Lodewyk, PhD, Daniel Robinson, PhD, Dwayne Sheehan, Bryan Smith, Krista Smeltzer, Brett Thompson.