FMS: Active Start and FUNdamentals Stages (K-Grade 3)



Quick Overview

This handbook is designed for teachers of children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 (5-9 years old), and for coaches of young athletes who are in the Active Start and FUNdamentals stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model.


FMS: Active Start and FUNdamentals Stages (K-Grade 3)

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This handbook includes:

  • a description and characteristics of the mature movement pattern for the 12 fundamental motor skills
  • still photographs of all 12 fundamental motor skills
  • specific tips to help the teacher/coach develop these motor skills in their students/athletes
  • a variety of activities that utilize the motor skills
  • a checklist for assessment of the motor skills


This resource also provides the theory and practice to teach fundamental motor and sport skills in an effective, fun and interactive manner. All the skills taught in the book address the three major skill categories within the LTAD Model: stability skills, object manipulation skills, and locomotor skills.

Additional Information

Author EPS Canada
Format Spiral