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You may have realised that some students struggle to grasp basic movement patterns when out in the playground or while playing particular sports. Locomotion skills form the building blocks for more complex movements needed in sports, as your students develop and grow. To some this comes naturally, whilst with others you need to give them that little extra coaching and encouragement to help them push through in their gross-motor abilities.


Below I go through the 7 essential variations of movements that are required across a multitude of sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, American football, tennis and more! You can watch the videos with your class as then take them out to practice and play!

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 Pump your arms backwards and forwards

  (don't swing them out to the sides)

Lift your knees high each step

Keep your back straight

 Hop up and land on 1 foot

   ...Then switch feet

 Hop and land off of your toes

 Swing your arms to help you hop high

 Hop up and land on 1 foot

   (on your toes)

 Practice using just your left or right foot

 Keep your knees and feet together

 Jump off of both feet at the same time

   (on your toes)

Swing your arms to help you jump further

 Jump off of one foot, and land on the other

 Try to jump high and far

Jump and land on your toes

 Put 1 leg out straight in front of you

   (and the other leg behind)

 Move forward keeping the same leg in front and same leg behind

 Stay low with your knees bent

Keep on your toes 

 Move left and right facing the same way

It's time for you and your students put their movement into practice! We've got loads of games prepared for you and your class to go through, you'll never run out of PE ideas :)

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You’ll feel confident to teach all these skills to your students, even if you’ve never done them yourself! Everything is ready to go, no prep or planning and searching, meaning you can choose a lesson plan or game and setup it up straight off the iPad at your gym or sports field. You can also assess the students with a simple rationale to follow, perfect for your report writing!

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