WALK: A form of locomotion in which the body weight is transferred alternately from the ball (toe) of one foot to the heel of the other. At times one foot is on the ground and during a brief phase both feet are on the ground. There is no time when both feet are off the ground.
RUN: A form of locomotion much like the walk except that the tempo and body lean may differ. At time one foot is on the ground and during a brief phase both feet are off the ground. There is no time when both feet are on the ground simultaneously.
LEAP: An exaggerated running step. There is a transfer of weight from one foot to the other and a phase when neither foot is in contact with the ground.
JUMP: A form of locomotion in which the body weight is projected from one or two feet and lands on two feet. Basic forms: for height, from height, distance, continuous, and rebounding.
HOP: A form of locomotion in which the body is projected from one foot to the same foot.
SKIP: A locomotor skill which combines a hop and a step (walk or run). The rhythm is uneven.
GALLOP: A form of locomotion which is a combination of an open step by the leading foot and a closed step by the trailing foot. The same foot leads throughout. The rhythm is uneven.
SLIDE: The same thing as the gallop except that the direction of travel is sideways instead offorward. The rhythm is uneven.
Non-locomotor- Introduce each skill with discussion of the mechanics of the skill, such as weight transfer and arm-leg opposition.
What are locomotor skills? A skill using the feet that moves you from one place to another.
What are the principles for movement? When a step is taken with the left foot - the right hand is moved.