Lessons on the fundamentals of leg movement also increase body awareness and control.
While running may seem an innate skill, there are six fundamentals of leg movement that elementary school runners should explore. Do not worry about having kids perfect these movements. Focus on increasing their body awareness and control, as well as developing their appreciation of efficient, purposeful movement. Learning how to move skillfully can be fun!
View the Form 101: Leg Movements video for the six key components of the running stride for elementary students.