Teaching Fundamental Gymnastics Skills / Edition 1

Teaching Fundamental Gymnastics Skills / Edition 1

by Debby Mitchell, Barbara Davis, Raim Lopez
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0736001247

ISBN-13: 9780736001243

Pub. Date: 05/20/2002

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Now you can teach or coach gymnastics—even if you don't have a gymnastics background—and ensure that every child learns and succeeds.

Teaching FUNdamental Gymnastics Skills is a hands-on guide that provides you with a strong foundation in exploratory gymnastic skills as well as formal gymnastic skills and helps you bridge the gap between

Overview

Now you can teach or coach gymnastics—even if you don't have a gymnastics background—and ensure that every child learns and succeeds.

Teaching FUNdamental Gymnastics Skills is a hands-on guide that provides you with a strong foundation in exploratory gymnastic skills as well as formal gymnastic skills and helps you bridge the gap between the two approaches.

A unique feature of Teaching FUNdamental Gymnastics Skills is the use of specific verbal cues for different learning styles. You'll get “kinder” cues appropriate for young learners, plus cues that address these learning styles:

- logical/mathematical
- visual/spatial
- bodily/kinesthetic
- musical/rhythmical
- verbal/linguistic

The book covers these essential teaching topics:

- Foundational positions and movements that form the building blocks for all gymnastics skills
- How fundamental skills fit together to make complex movements and sequences
- Common errors in gymnastics skills and how to correct them
- Hard-to-find safety information, including injury prevention and tips for spotting

This well-organized book also covers skill progressions and lead-ups for floor, beam, springboard/vault, and bars. Each skill includes practical information you can use for individual or small-group work at stations: a complete description, common errors, spotting information and checklists.

Additional special features include the following:

- A movement chart, in each chapter, outlines the skill progressions
- Sequential illustrations clarify skill sequences and progressions
- A skillfinder chart makes it easy to find skill descriptions based on level of difficulty

Learn how to deliver effective and safe gymnastics instruction in an educational setting, no matter what your experience or comfort level. Teaching FUNdamental Gymnastics Skills is a great way to get started in teaching gymnastics, build students' confidence, and introduce fun programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736001243
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
05/20/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
683,750
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Gymnastics Basics: Teaching Safely, Teaching Well
• Safety First
• Teaching Effectively

Chapter 2 Exploratory Gymnastics
• Exploring Body Awareness
• Exploring Body Positions
• Exploring Balance and Flexibility
• Exploring Support Skills
• Exploring Locomotor Skills
• Exploring Turns
• Exploring Twisting Rotations
• Exploring Sideward Tumbling
• Exploration and Lead-Ups for Apparatus
• Exploring the Vault Approach
• Exploring Bars
• Combinations and Routines

Chapter 3 Foundational Positions and Movements
• Body Awareness Terminology
• Basic Body Positions
• Foundational Body Positions
• Foundational Positions for Legs and Arms
• Foundational Balances
• Foundational Support
• Locomotor Skills: Alternating Foot Patterns
• Locomotor Skills
• Locomotor Skills: Landing on One Foot
• Rotational Movements: Turns

Chapter 4 Floor Exercise
• Balance Skills
• Support Skills
• Inverted Supports
• Locomotor Skills: Alternating Foot Patterns
• Locomotor Skills: Jumps
• Locomotor Skills: Landing on One Foot
• Rotational Movements
• Horizontal Circular Rotations: Rolls
• Forward and Backward Rolls
• Sideward Rotational Movements
• Medial Circular Rotations: Round-Off
• Horizontal Circular Movements: Back Walkover
• Horizontal Circular Movements: Front Walkover
• Horizontal Circular Movements: Handspring
• Combinations and Routines

Chapter 5 Balance Beam
• Hand Placements for Balance Beam
• Approaches to Balance Beam
• Basic Body Positions and Balances
• Support Positions
• Inverted Supports: Handstands
• Mounts
• Locomotor Skills: Alternating Foot Patterns
• Locomotor Skills: Two-Foot Jumps
• Locomotor Skills: One-Foot Jumps
• Dismounts
• Longitudinal Rotations: Turns
• Sideward Rotations: Cartwheel
• Horizontal Circular Movements

Chapter 6 Springboard and Vault
• Vault Approach and Springboard Skills
• Vault Skills on Floor and Folded Mats
• Front Handspring Vault
• Vault Technique
• Vaults

Chapter 7 Bars
• Grip Positions
• Hangs From Bars
• Inverted Hangs
• Supports
• Mounts
• Suspended and Swinging Skills
• Dismounts
• Rotational Movements

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