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How to Coach the Fundamentals of Movement Workshop

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How to Coach the Fundamentals of Movement Workshop

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 practically based workshop is designed to help you learn how to nurture physically confident children and adults – the key to a healthy and active lifestyle.

The workshop reflects the latest thinking presented in the Youth Physical Development Model (YPDM). As well as providing participants with a thorough grounding in fundamental movement skills, it equips participants with the knowledge and confidence to incorporate key elements into every session – irrespective of the age group.

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.

Who is the course for?

This workshop is for coaches who work with all ages and abilities.

The workshop is suitable for:

  • People with little or no coaching experience
  • People who are considering attending a coach accreditation course
  • Accredited coaches
  • School teachers
  • On Track Leaders
  • Tiny Tots Leaders

NOTE: Little Athletics NSW highly recommends this workshop as training for deliverers of Tiny Tots sessions and the On Track program.

Time Commitment

3 hours attendance face-to-face (No pre-course work or reading required)

Course Outcomes

At the conclusion of the workshop the participant will be able 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 movement skill development

Participant Requirements

  • All participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of the course. There are no other course prerequisites.
  • There is no exam, written or practical.
  • While physical participation in each of the activities is strongly encouraged, it is not compulsory.
  • Participants will need to bring clothing suitable for participating in the various activities, a hat, sunscreen, water bottle, pen, notepaper, and their own drinks and snacks. Participants may be asked to bring their own folding chair to some venues.


This workshop is provided as professional development and therefore no formal accreditation is gained for attendance.

Workshop Cost

The typical fee for attending this workshop is $30.00 (incl. GST) per participant. This includes a “How to Coach the Fundamentals of Movement” booklet.

What Participants Are Saying

“It was an engaging and rewarding experience. From the theory to the practical sessions there was constant learning. Group discussions and knowledge was beyond amazing. We learnt, had a laugh and had fun.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The materials were interesting and informative, the facilitator was engaging and knowledgeable, and it was wonderful to meet other coaches – both new (like me) and experienced.”

“It is a fantastic workshop that helps all aspects of coaching a range of sports. I found it very interesting and engaging. I also had a lot of fun at the course”

Upcoming Workshops

To view all upcoming courses and workshops on the Event Calendar, click HERE.

Hosting a Workshop

If your committee, club or school is interested in hosting this workshop please contact Darren Wensor at the Little Athletics NSW office on 02 9633 4511 (Ext 108) or via email:

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