STANDING LUNGES

Common Faults Step too small or too big to maintain 90 degrees angleLegs too wide or crossed over.Knee of lead leg moves in front of toes.Not hitting full extension when standing upLifting heel on front foot Corrections Demonstrate the correct movementGive verbal coaching cues of the correct techniqueStep bigger/smallerKeep legs...

HOLLOW BODIES

Common Faults Bent knees or elbowsLifting limbs too highNot lifting limbs to required heightRaising lower back off the floorHead too high or too low Corrections Demonstrate the correct movementGive verbal coaching cues of the correct techniqueKeep arms and legs straightLower/Raise arms or legsKeep lower back on the floorKeep head in...

STAR JUMPS

Common Faults Arms straightPalms facing bodyFeet togetherJumping feet out too wideHead down, arching backUncoordinated movement Corrections Demonstrate the correct movementGive verbal coaching cues of the correct techniqueSlightly bend armsPalms facing forwardsFeet out and arms move up togetherArms and legs move at same timeIf child is fatigued, resulting in poor technique,...

RUNNING

Common faults Stamping feet Not leaning forward or leaning forward too muchMoving same arm and leg at the same time Corrections Demonstrate the correct movementGive verbal coaching cues of the correct techniqueOpposite arm, opposite legKeep arms bent at 90 degreesHead upIf child is fatigued, resulting in poor technique, allow the...

MONKEY WALKS

Common Faults Legs too narrow or too wideCo-ordination of movement e.g. moving same hand and foot at same timeBending knees and elbowsFlat feetBack slouched Corrections Demonstrate the correct movementGive verbal coaching cues of the correct techniqueKeep arms and legs straightMove opposite hand and leg togetherStay on balls of feetIf child...

MARCHING

Common Faults Stomping feetHead downArched backArms remaining at 90 degrees Corrections Demonstrate the correct movementGive verbal coaching cues of the correct formHead upStraight backLift kneesLand toe to heelIf child is fatigued, resulting in poor form, allow the athlete to rest or slow down until the movement can be executed with...

HEEL FLICKS

Common Faults Feet not making contact with hands/range of movement too smallLooking at the floor Corrections Demonstrate the correct movementGive verbal coaching cues of the correct techniqueHead upStraighten backMake contact between heels and handIf child is fatigued, resulting in poor technique, allow the child to rest or slow down until...

CATERPILLAR WALKS

Common Faults Bending knees and armsArching backRaising headSlouching in press up positionWalking feet in too far and/or too fastMoving hands and feet at the same time Corrections Demonstrate the correct movementGive verbal coaching cues of the correct techniqueKeep legs straightKeep back straight in press up positionMove feet, then handsSmall stepsIf...

DOWN UPS

Common Faults Not hitting full extension when standing upChest and hips not making contact with the floorMoving one leg at a time Corrections Demonstrate the correct movementGive verbal coaching cues of the correct techniqueStand up straight, shoulders backMove both legs at the same timeChest and hips need to make contact...

FRONT SQUAT

Common Faults Pipe not in contact with chestElbows lowRounded backDropping head and chestCompleting movement on toesKnees buckling inHips not reaching below knee level (could be range of movement issue)Elbows making contact with knees at bottom of  the squat Corrections Demonstrate the correct movementGive verbal coaching cues of the correct techniquePush elbows...