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Enhancing Fundamental Movement Skills: Understanding Student Voices

Cathal Óg O’Sullivan, Melissa Parker, Tom Comyns, and Annmarie Ralph

, McGrane, Powell, & O’Brien, 2019 ). Adolescents who have not mastered fundamental movement skills (FMS) are noticeably less likely to engage in PA or sports consequently ( Cohen, Morgan, Plotnikoff, Barnett, & Lubans, 2015 ; Stodden et al., 2008 ). Fundamental movement skills are the building blocks for

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Do Irish Adolescents Have Adequate Functional Movement Skill and Confidence?

Wesley O’Brien, Michael J. Duncan, Orlagh Farmer, and Diarmuid Lester

its impact on current and future health ( Stodden et al., 2008 ). A previous systematic review, which identified 21 potentially relevant articles, was undertaken to examine the association between fundamental movement skill (FMS) competency and eight potential benefits in youth, namely global self

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Youth Basketball Coaches’ Perceptions and Implementation of Fundamental Movement Skills Training: Toward a Realist Evaluation

Mark David Williams, Andrew M. Hammond, and Jason Moran

Development models of youth sports are often criticized due to a lack of emphasis on generalized fundamental movement skills (FMS; Bridge & Toms, 2013 ; DiStefano et al., 2017 ; Liefeith et al., 2018 ). Furthermore, FMS are considered foundational for the development of sports-specific skills

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Perceived and Actual Movement Skill Competence: The Association Among Primary School Children in Hong Kong

Cecilia Hoi Sze Chan, Amy Sau Ching Ha, and Johan Yau Yin Ng

Elementary physical education (PE) serves as the foundation to develop fundamental movement skills (FMS) ( Holt-Hale & Persse, 2015 ). The acquisition of a solid base of FMS has multiple benefits for health ( Lubans, Morgan, Cliff, Barnett, & Okely, 2010 ). Actual motor competence is defined in

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The Validity and Reliability of Scales to Measure Perceived Movement Skill Competence in Iranian Young Children

Marziyeh Arman, Lisa M. Barnett, Steven J. Bowe, Abbas Bahram, and Anoshirvan Kazemnejad

Perceived movement skill competence refers to a child’s perceptions about her/his ability to execute movement skills ( Raudsepp & Liblik, 2002 ). Research over the past decade has suggested that actual and perceived movement skill competence are both important contributing mechanisms to the health

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The Relationship Between Fundamental Movement Skills and Physical Self-Perception Among Adolescent Girls

Vaimanino Rogers, Lisa M. Barnett, and Natalie Lander

Regular participation levels in physical activity (PA) are low among the adolescent population globally, particularly among adolescent girls ( Hallal et al., 2012 ). Fundamental movement skill (FMS) mastery is an important correlate of PA behavior ( Babic et al., 2014 ; Holfelder & Schott, 2014

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A Modified Delphi Research Study on Fundamental Movement Skill Complexity for Teaching and Learning Physical Literacy

Homa Rafiei Milajerdi, Anna Thacker, Mahboubeh Ghayour Najafabadi, Christoph Clephas, and Larry Katz

develop PL to address changing demographics, such as increased life expectancy and body mass index, among the general population ( Jones et al., 2018 ). Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are considered the building blocks for more advanced motor skills ( Clark & Metcalfe, 2002 ). In the long-term athlete

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Sex-Related Differences in the Association of Fundamental Movement Skills and Health and Behavioral Outcomes in Children

Phillip J. Hill, Melitta A. McNarry, Leanne Lester, Lawrence Foweather, Lynne M. Boddy, Stuart J. Fairclough, and Kelly A. Mackintosh

Fundamental movement skills (FMS), which include object control and locomotor skills, are referred to as foundational “building-block movements” and are proposed to provide a crucial underpinning to the development of more complex movement patterns ( Gallahue et al., 2012 ). Object control skills

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The Impact of a Nonlinear Pedagogical Approach to Primary School Physical Education Upon Children’s Movement Skill Competence

Daniel M. Cooke, Craig B. Harrison, Sarah-Kate Millar, and Simon Walters

with positive increases in PA in child populations is movement skill competence (MSC; e.g., running, changing direction, rapid stopping, jump landing; Jones et al., 2020 ; Stodden et al., 2008 ). A theoretical model presented by Stodden et al. ( 2008 ) presents MSC as an underlying mechanism for the

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Start to Move: Measuring the Feasibility of a Teacher-Led Digital Fundamental Movement Skills Assessment Tool

Tom van Rossum, Lawrence Foweather, Spencer Hayes, and David Morley

Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are developed and learnt movements that include stability (balance), object control, and locomotor skills ( Goodway et al., 2019 ). Performing FMS underpins movement competence, which enables participation in sports ( Barnett et al., 2016 ), and is positively