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...

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,...

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...

TORSO TWISTS

Common Faults Legs straightenedLack of torso rotation only moving arms.Back arched and too lowSat too uprightHands coming apart Corrections Demonstrate the correct movementGive verbal coaching cues of the correct techniqueKeep legs bentKeep hands togetherTwist your body as far as you canKeep back at 45 degrees to the floorIf child is...

BODY WEIGHT SQUAT

Common Faults Rounded backDropping head and chestCompleting movement on toesKnees buckling inHips not reaching below knee level (could be range of movement issue) Corrections Demonstrate the correct movementGive verbal coaching cues of the correct technique Squeeze shoulder blades togetherTry to push feet outside of trainersKeep head upKeep heels on floorIf child...