Fundamental Movement

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  1. Dribble
    Bouncing the ball with the hands or controlling it with the feet, usually while travelling
  2. Mature "Dribble" characterisitics
    • - Eyes looking forward
    • - Feet in forward stride
    • - Fingers and thumbs spread; five finger pads touching the ball
  3. [Dribble] IF child uses a slapping motion with hand with limited force production
    Ask the child to imitate waving good-bye to the ball
  4. [Dribble] IF child looks towards the ball while dribbling
    Then: while dribbling, have child follow a partner (follow the leader)
  5. [dribble] If child uses plam inslead of finger pads to contact the ball
    then: while a partner holds the ball from the bottom, child pushes the ball with finger pads
  6. Trap
    A player strategically stops the flight of the object to bring it under control
  7. mature characteristics of trap
    • place yourself in the ready position
    • - move quickly to intercept the approaching ball while deciding which part of the body to best initiate the trap
    • - as the ball contacts that body part, absorb the in by slightly and slowly moving that body part in the direction of the ball flight
  8. Catch
    Recieving and object with the hands
  9. Mature patterns of catch
    • -Eyes on object to catch
    • - Align body with in incoming object
    • - arms at rest at side of body or slightly in front
  10. Striking Sideways. Overhand and Underhand
    Propelling an object using an implement, arm, or hand and either a side-arm, underhand, or overhead swinging action
  11. Mature characteristics of Striking Sideways
    • Hand shake grip
    • Maintain visual focus on the object to be struck
    • Step into the swing. Transfer weight from back foot to front foot
  12. Side Arm Strike
    Propelling an object using the hand or an implement using a side arm action
  13. Mature characteristics of Side arm Strike
    Legs bent with hands out in front

    • Watch the object to be struck all the time
    • Transfer weight from back foot to front foot
    • Turn so that the shoulder opposite the striking hand is facing the object to be struck
  14. [Side arm strike] If children are not watching the incoming object
    then: ask them to watch an X marked on an incoming ball
  15. [Side arm strike] If children are not opening up when getting prepared to strike
    they should get in the ready position facing the incoming object and then turn sideways with their arms apart; toss a ball to them and let it bounce - turn sideways at the bounce
  16. [side arm strike] If children are striking the object outside the hitting zone (out front of the foot closest to the target)
    Place a ball on a cone or batting tee and hit the ball in the hitting zone
  17. [side arm strike] children are not transferring their weight from the back foot to the front foot
    Practice opening up with weight on the back foot and as the striking action is made step onto the front foot; say outloud "back" and "front"
  18. [Side arm strike] Children are having trouble striking an object continuouly in the air
    add a bounce to give the striker more time to get ready
  19. [side arm strike] children are having an easy time striking with their hands
    let them practice using a paddle bat instead
  20. Passing
    Throwing or kicking an object to another person
  21. Mature characterisitcs of the pass
    -Turn sideways so the side of the body opposite the throwing arm faces the target

    - Feet are shoulder width apart with front foot being opposite to the dominant hand

    - Knees are slightly bent and the weight is on the rear foot

    - Focus on the target
  22. Kick
    Striking an object with the foot
  23. Mature characterisitcs for KICK
    • Stand behind the ball
    • Step forward with the kicking foot
    • Kicking leg with knee bent swings freely from the hip through an arc toward the ball
  24. [kick] If child uses limited back swing of kicking leg
    Then without using a ball, the child sould stand on non-kicking foot and practice full-range leg swing with the kicking leg
  25. [kick] Non kicking foot is not planted beside the ball
    Place a mark where the child should plant the non-kicking foot
  26. [kick] instep of foot does not contact the ball below the center
    make a mark on the ball to show child point of contact
  27. [kick] kicking foot does not follow through in direction of kick
    without using a ball, coach the child to swing through with kicking leg to touch fingers of outstretched opposite arm
  28. Overhand throw
    Propelling the ball toward a specific point with the hand and arm
  29. characteristics of the mature overhand throw
    • - Side facing
    • - Weight on the right foot
    • - Throwing arm cirlces downward and backward to make a W shape with arms and body
    • - Eyes on the target
  30. [overhand throw] children are not standing sideways to the target
    they should straddle a line so that the shoulder opposite the throwing hand is facing the target
  31. [over hand throw] children are taking the object upwards in preparation to throw
    they should make a downward cirlce and take the object behind the head
  32. [overhand throw] children are not keeping their eyes on the target
    a partner can hold some flash cards with letters or numberfs on them as the thrower goes through the throwing action but does not throw anything
  33. overhand throw] children are stepping forward with the foot on the same side as the throwing arm
    a partner can hold the object to be thrown behin the thrower so that the thrower has to reach behind them
  34. overhand throw] children are stepping with a small step with the opposite foot
    place a skipping rope a bit further forward and coach the thrower to step across the rope. gradually add more distance to increase the length of the step
  35. overhand throw] children rotate their trunk and hips as a block
    instruct children to get into their final preparation position. lead them in how to isolate some hip rotation and then rotate their upper body and shoulders
  36. [overhand throw] children are ending their throw with their throwing hand pointing at the target
    ask them to throw the object and then touch the outside of the knee opposite the throwing arm
  37. Underhand roll
    Projecting an object underhand so it rollls or slides at or near an intended target
  38. mature characterisitcs of the underhand roll
    • - ball carried on plam of delivery hand with other hand supporting it
    • - stand straight, holding ball at chest height
    • - eyes focused on target spot
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Fundamental Movement
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