The Sports Conditioning Resource Manual has been designed to give coaches and teachers ideas on exercises and activities that improve children’s fundamental movement skills. Movement skills include locomotor skills, (eg hop, jump, skip, run), manipulative skills (eg throw, catch, kick, strike) and body management (eg balance, climb, roll, line walk).
Research has shown that children who acquire good movement skills have greater ability and confidence to participate in sport and physical activity. Therefore we need to put an increased emphasis on these movements in school and club setting initially before focusing on sports specific skills. This will support and environment where all our children are engaged in lifelong sport and physical activity participation.