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Fundamental Movement Skills: Learning to Train Stage

Fundamental Movement Skills: Learning to Train Stage

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    Fundamental Movement Skills: Learning to Train Stage builds on the learning from Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamentals by emphasizing more advanced elaborations and combinations of movement skills and incorporating a broader understanding of fitness-related concepts and holistic developmental outcomes. This resource does the following:
    • Emphasizes more advanced (specialized) elaborations and combinations of movement skills that can be transferred to a variety of sport, recreational, or active living activities such as dance, gymnastics, games, track and field, fitness, and outdoor or adventure activities
    • Broadens its focus beyond skill development by integrating developmentally appropriate knowledge and understanding (e.g., skill cues, tactical decision making) with emotional (e.g. self-control), motivational (e.g., perceived competence), social (e.g., life skills like respect), and spiritual (e.g., meaning, joy) outcomes
    • Transitions to sport-specific qualities, including fitness-related concepts such as speed, strength, stamina, coordination, balance, and agility
    • Fosters comprehension and application of basic training and self-regulatory principles like warm-up, progression, and anxiety management
    • Provides a description of the mature movement patterns of the fundamental motor skills, specific tips to help the teacher or coach develop these motor skills in their students or athletes, and a number of activities that utilize the skills

    Audience

    Teachers, coaches, and recreational leaders of children who are in the Learning to Train stage of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Purpose and Design of This Resource
    The Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model
    Physical Literacy
    Relationship of the Handbook to Curricula and the LTAD Model
    A Developmental Approach to Motor Skill Development
    Maturational Differences in Children and Youth
    Readiness for Motor Skill Learning
    Motor Skill Development
    General Teaching Guidelines
    Resource Components

    Component A: Understanding, Feeling, and Relating

    Component B: Specialized Movement Skills (Combinations and Elaborations)
    Balance, Roll, Leap, and Land
    Creative, Rhythmic, and Cultural Movements
    Sprint, Hurdle, and Jump
    Underhand Roll
    Strike With the Hands, Arms, or an Implement
    Field, Catch, and Pass
    Cover, Dodge, Tackle, and Punt
    Trap, Dribble, Shoot, and Rebound

    Component C: Motor Abilities and Fitness

    References and Appendixes
    Physical Literacy During the Learning to Train Stage of LTAD
    Recommended Reading
    Characteristics of Children in the Learning to Train Stage
    A Physical Literacy Checklist
    A Conceptual Framework for Movement

    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, Rick Bell, PhD, Louise Humbert, PhD, Greg Leland, Jacki Nylen, Stefanie Partridge.