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A form exercise that teaches runners to relax their jaw muscles and face muscles
Tags: elementary school, form
When: Early in the season and repeated as necessary
Form 101 is a five segment series that explains the fundamentals of good running form. This segment covers the importance of teaching good form and four guidelines for approaching form training.
Young runners should develop a full range of fundamental athletic skills as a foundation for learning good running form and becoming skilled athletes in general.
Good posture is an important element of running form that helps runners move more efficiently and have a positive mental outlook.
This segment covers six fundamentals of leg movement to develop in elementary school runners.
The primary role of the arms in running is to stabilize the body. This segment covers five essentials of a good arm swing for elementary school children to explore.
A form exercise that promotes awareness and control of the arms while teaching the fundamentals of arm swing
A form exercise that promotes body control and specific aspects of good form
A form game that teaches body control and promotes running on the balls of the feet and quick turnover
A two-part form exercise that improves balance and joint stability, and develops power in the hamstrings and hip extensors
A form exercise that encourages runners to avoid plodding, land softly on the balls of the feet, and run with upright posture and fluid arm swing
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