Common Faults

  • Legs too narrow or too wide
  • Co-ordination of movement e.g. moving same hand and foot at same time
  • Bending knees and elbows
  • Flat feet
  • Back slouched


  • Demonstrate the correct movement
  • Give verbal coaching cues of the correct technique
    • Keep arms and legs straight
    • Move opposite hand and leg together
    • Stay on balls of feet
  • If child is fatigued, resulting in poor technique, allow the child to rest or slow down until the movement can be executed with correct technique