What are Fundamental Movement Skills?

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The development of fundamental movements skills and motor skills is critical to establishing the foundation for participation in many sports and physical activities. A child who has not had the opportunities to develop these basic motor skills experiences difficults or barriers when participating in sport experiences, or later school-based programs that involve more difficult skills.To become completely physically literate, children need to master the fundamental movement skills which include:

  • dodge
  • hop
  • skip
  • log roll
  • stork stand
  • jump
  • kick
  • dribble
  • overam throw
  • catch
  • run
  • sidearm strike