We do this by focusing on the movement concepts, movement categories, and particularly, the movement elements, and their application to what we are calling the core content areas: educational games, educational gymnastics, and educational dance. To establish this wide base, the movement education approach uses a specific framework for classifying movement and encourages learners to build a movement vocabulary that they can apply to all subsequent movement content. Children in movement ...
This activity is appropriate for children at the initial stage of development who are learning to identify body parts. Shapes of the body are related to actions of the body parts (which is the next category). Similarly, a whole body action of curling would result in a curled or rounded body shape.
Self-space comprises each child’s individual working space, and general space is the total space you are providing the child for movement. General space is the area surrounding self-space, the space that is available for movement. Encourage children to begin to think about their self-space as the area in space where they do their movement work (working space).
Ralph and Karen Weekly are head coaches at the University of Tennessee, where they have led the Lady Vols to a staggering 514 wins since 2002. Ralph has coached teams including the U.S. Air Force, Pacific Lutheran University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and University of Tennessee. She was a national title-winning assistant coach at PLU in 1988 and 1992 and served as a championship head coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
But world-renowned Pilates instructor Rael Isacowitz says Pilates offers more than a fad exercise with a quick fix. Rael has authored the definitive book on Pilates (Pilates, Human Kinetics), published a series of training manuals on all the Pilates apparatus, produced DVDs, designed the revolutionary Avalon equipment, and created Pilates Interactive, the groundbreaking Pilates software. In a comparison of basic crunches with mat-based Pilates abdominal exercises, Pilates exercises proved ...
Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger are the authors of Pilates Anatomy. This book combines more than 200 full-color anatomical illustrations of muscles in action with step-by-step instructions for 46 of the most effective mat exercises for building a strong and balanced body. Read more from Pilates Anatomy.
But world-renowned Pilates instructor Rael Isacowitz says Pilates offers more than a fad exercise with a quick fix. In his upcoming book, Pilates Anatomy (Human Kinetics, March 2011), Isacowitz and coauthor Karen Clippinger take an inside look at Pilates through anatomical illustrations that break down the muscular involvement in every movement and analyze each exercise on this basis. But before an anatomical understanding can be reached, Isacowitz says practitioners must develop a ...
The drag bunt is an essential tool for a complete slapper. Slappers can do two things to help deaden a drag bunt: slide their top hand farther up the barrel (see figure 2.9a), and bunt the ball on the top 5 inches of the bat (away from the sweet spot). Create a circle with either cones or field chalk around the area where you want the ball to be bunted; the slappers then work on placing drag bunts in that area.
The base runner can leave the base when the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand. A runner at second base is in scoring position and should be thinking score on any base hit. The runner at third base should never lead off beyond the positioning of the third-base player.
Coaching Points The best setup is to have two balance beams in a cage, one for right-handed batters and one for left-handed batters. Execution To begin the drill, the coach takes a position in front and 45 degrees to the right of a right-handed batter (opposite for left-handed batters). Coaching Points Balance is important to the loading, striding, and hitting that the batter does in this drill.