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UK Coaching Team
Coaching Skills

How to Coach the Fundamentals of Movement

For coaches who work with all ages and abilities – helping nurture physically confident children and adults

UK Coaching was formerly known as Sports Coach UK. We changed our name after expanding our support as an organisation. 

We have integrated a new and improved coaching model into our popular practical-based workshop, where you will learn how to teach fundamental movement skills (FMS) in order to develop physical literacy – key to nurturing healthy and active lifestyles.

All coaches who work with children and young people should have an understanding and knowledge of how to implement fundamental movement skills, which underpin successful participation in a wide variety of sporting activities. This workshop will equip you with the confidence to incorporate key elements into every one of your sessions – irrespective of the age group you coach. It is also ideal CPD for Primary School teachers. 

The workshop has been updated to reflect the latest thinking presented in the Youth Physical Development Model (YPDM). It uses as its framework the latest evidence-based research that isolates which movements and competencies children should have at particular stages in their development, right through to adulthood.
 

You will learn to:

  • understand what fundamental movement skills are and why they are important 
  • understand the process of observing and correcting movement skill competency 
  • design and deliver warm-ups that promote movement skill development
  • design and deliver body weight management training exercises that promote developmentally appropriate movement skill development.

You will receive a copy of How to Coach the Fundamentals of Movement at the workshop to guide you in your future coaching. The 38-page resource includes chapters on:

  • Male Youth Physical Development Model
  • Female Youth Physical Development Model
  • What are fundamental movement skills (FMS)? 
  • How FMS underpin physical and movement qualities that allow people to engage in and enjoy sport
  • What does movement competency look like?
  • Developing Fundamentals during the warm-up: The A–Z of animal shapes.
  • Developing Fundamentals via body weight management training: shapes, positions and sports acro

Coaches might also be interested in our Coaching Children 5-12: The Next Generation workshop. Together with our Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop and the How to Coach the Fundamentals of Movement, this forms part of a mini-suite of workshops that will help coaches in their journey towards becoming an outstanding all-round children’s coach.

What People Think

The workshop is an evolution on what has gone before and we are hoping delegates will enjoy the new approach. We are confident that what we have put together has a strong evidence base. The feedback from those organisations we have trialled the workshop with has been extremely positive.

Dr Jon Oliver, Co-founder of the Youth Physical Development Model around which the workshop has been designed.
 

Integrating fundamentals into my coaching practice has reinforced how essential they are in skill development, participant engagement and sport performance. The course has allowed me to develop greater awareness of the importance and role of fundamentals when coaching children and adults through experiential learning and to be able to design related activities for use in the practice setting.

Richard Cheetham OBE, Senior Fellow in Sports Coaching, the University of Winchester

Information for Organisations

Want to arrange this workshop for a group of 6 people or more?

If you have more than 6 people to train, we’ll come to you.

Tell us your preferred date and time and we will arrange for one of our tutors to deliver the session. We will help market the event too if you want us to.

Workshop fee £275 (for up to 25 learners) plus £7.99 per attendee (for the supporting resource).

E-mail us at [email protected] or call us on 0845-601 3054 to organise this workshop.

 

Format

3-hour workshop

Number of Learners

A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 25 people 

Delivery Method

Theory and practical workshop

Accompanying Learning Materials

How to Coach the Fundamentals of Movement resource. A 38-page booklet for each learner to take away to deepen their knowledge or refer to.

 

We will do most of the hard work. We will send you the accompanying learning materials; our trainer will run the session and we will email your learners their certificates after the event. 

But here are the things you will need to do to ensure your learners have an enjoyable experience. 

Book a space

Practical space the size of two badminton courts. All venues (for example, fitness suite, pilates, yoga or dance hall) must be accessible for all participants, including those who may have additional needs (eg wheelchair users).

Communicate with your learners and take bookings

We will market the event on our site if you want us to. But you will also need to invite your people or advertise the event through your own communications. You will need to make sure it’s easy for people to book on the event and you will need to take bookings and issue booking confirmations.

Arrange equipment

Flipchart, paper and pens, floor mats (or alternative). Access to some basic equipment for the practical (eg balls). Short theory section can be delivered through powerpoint or using the supporting booklets.

 

UK Coaching partner organisations can deliver this workshop under licence.

This option gives you more flexibility and savings if you have an in-house trainer. 

E-mail us at [email protected] or call us on 0845-601 3054 to organise this workshop.

Fundamental movement skills play an important role in the delivery of the PE national curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 and will be ideal CPD for Primary School Teachers.

The 3-hour workshop has been updated to reflect the latest thinking presented in the Youth Physical Development Model (YPDM) and replaces our four-workshop FUNdamentals of Movement suite.

Organisers might also be interested in our Coaching Children 5-12: The Next Generation workshop. Together with our Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop and the How to Coach the Fundamentals of Movement, this forms part of a mini-suite of workshops that will help coaches in their journey towards becoming an outstanding all-round children’s coach.
 

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