How do you teach child coordination

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The coordinative skills can be best trained in childhood. Teachers and trainers should have a large pool of exercises available.

From the theory: The definition of coordinative skills is not clear in the literature. Often one understands by it balance, reaction, orientation, rhythmization and differentiation skills. The development of the coordinative abilities is primarily related to the functioning of the nervous system. Since this is very well developed in early childhood, coordination and movement skills can be optimally trained in this age group.

For the practice: Coordination training is a focus in early childhood. The trainer should have a large amount of demanding exercises and be able to modify them spontaneously. In general, coordinative exercises are always based on the same methodological principle: A simple basic movement is systematically changed / made more difficult. When performing the exercise, a high level of concentration and full commitment is required. The exercises should be as varied, challenging and with a foreseeable chance of success as possible. Depending on the goal, the training can be done in a rested or pre-stressed state.

Off-snow training for children - stamina and coordination (pdf)

Source: Michael Vogt, Head of Research, Swiss-Ski


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