Why are fundamental movements and athletic skills so important?
Just like reading and writing, good movement is a learnt skill that needs to be correctly developed.
Unfortunately, most junior sporting environments do not teach fundamental movement and athletic skills well, if at all.
And, here’s the thing.
A child can get by with poor movement skills in the short term – the body is incredibly good at adjusting. But over time it restricts a child’s ability to pick up new sports skills quickly and effectively, which leads to slower progress, feelings of frustration and disappointment, and ultimately, dwindled enjoyment.