Poor Training, Practice, and Competition Theories
Adult training and competition pro- grams are superimposed on developing athletes.
Training methods and competition pro- grams designed for male athletes are superimposed on female athletes.
Preparation is geared toward the short- term outcome (winning) and not toward the process of long-term development.
Chronological rather than developmen- tal age is used in training and competi- tion planning.
Inadequate and Poor Training
Coaching is very Important
Fundamental movement skills and sport skills are either not taught properly or not taught at all.
The developmental training needs of athletes with disabilities are not well understood.
Coaching is Important
Make healthy, active choices
Play catching games. Use a wide range of soft objects and balls of various sizes. Start with having the children catch a large ball with two hands, and progress toward smaller balls, eventually using only one hand. Remember that balls that don’t bounce too much are great for learning, as are beanbags.
Demonstrate a variety of movements
Play throwing games, starting with soft objects that the children can hold easily. Try to get them to throw at a target, sometimes as hard as possible. Have them use both their left and right hands when throwing.
Consistently develop the motivation
and ability to understand
Play jumping games. Have the children jump and make shapes in the air, or jump to see how high or far they can go. Make imaginary rivers and get them to jump from one bank to the other. Have them try jumping from one foot or both, and make sure they bend at the knees when they land.
Start Physical Literacy