Prior to involvement in organized, youth sport programs, most young children need to have mastered the fundamental motor skills which serve as the basis to more complex sport skills. Children do not learn these skills by playing games. They learn these basic skills through thousand of trials of developmentally appropriate leaning and practice activities. These skills are designed to help your young athlete succeed. Success is extremely important in the early motor skill learning experiences. Success encourages more success, skill development, self-esteem and the motivation and confidence to continue trying to improve. Young children who enter youth sports programs with these fundamental motor skills are much more likely to enjoy the game, learn and succeed.
CATCHING SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR AGES 3-5 (download PDF’s) 5 weeks of parent/child activities