Key Factor 1: FUNdamentals

Key factor #1: FUNdamentals

  • Although basic movement and sport skills can always be improved, the best time for participants to learn these skills is when their nervous system is maturing, before the onset of their growth spurt in adolescence.
  • The FUNdamental movement and sport skills include
    • ABCs (agility, balance, coordination, speed)
    • KGBs (kinesthetics, gliding, buoyancy)
    • CKs (catching, kicking, striking with an implement)
  • FUNdamental skills should be introduced using fun activities and games.
  • Recommendation: At the earliest opportunity, participants should enter a variety of programs that involve structured movement education.