Teaching Fundamental Gymnastics Skills / Edition 1

Teaching Fundamental Gymnastics Skills / Edition 1

by Debby Mitchell, Barbara Davis, Raim Lopez
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736001243
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
05/20/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
338,682
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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