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Fundamental Movement Skills: Learning to Train Stage

Fundamental Movement Skills: Learning to Train Stage

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    This handbook is designed for teachers and coaches of children in grades 4 through 8 (ages 8 through 14) who are in the Learning to Train stage of the Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD) Model.


    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

    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

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