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18 Cards in this Set

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spatial concepts that relate to gymnastics
-directions(personal space, front/back/side/up/down
-levels(distance from ground, or apparatus)
-pathways(on/around floor and apparatuses)

effort concepts that relate to gymnastics
a. time (fast/slow)
b. flow (free/bound)
c. weight (degree of tension) (firm/fine)
=children perform the exact same movements
a. facing the same way (simpler)
b. leading and following cannon (difficult, timing off)
types of partner work
a. matching
b. mirroring
c. meeting and parting
d. leading and following
e. symmetry and asymmetry
curled or ball shape
=joints of the elbows, knees, hips, and spine are bent or curled
relationship concepts relate to gymnastics
a. to people with a partner or in a group(complex, older children)
b. to apparatus(simple, younger children)
stretched shapes
a. long shape (hands and head are far away from feet to achieve height or distance)ex. "Y" head/handstand
b. wide shape (stretched sideways rather than up)
ex. "X" cartwheel
twisted shapes
=rotation of the trunk with the hips and shoulders facing different directions
-always asymmetrical, change in direction, and join movements together
what are body parts used for?
-may lead or initiate an action, support or recieve weight
body shapes (defn)
=the lines or forms the body creates in motion and stillness, resulting from bending, curling, stretching, and twisting actions of the body
leading and following
=like meeting and parting, can be with similiar or differing movements
-both individuals follow the same pathway
use of hands
-b/c used so much, place whole palm on the floor as a base of support, with fingers spread apart
meeting and parting
=copying or contrasting movements
*more challenging with use of an apparatus
use of the head
-important for use with:
a. direction of our vision
b. an aesthetic appeal due to the focus of the body shape
c. continuity of line in body shape
d. inititate a turning actions
=children face eachother creating a mirror image
-or side by side, back to back
(more difficult)
symmetry adn asymmetry
(relates to body shape)
=assymetry is easier b/c it is creating a different shape
use of feet, ankles, and knees
-provide and absorb force
-fully extended in springing actions
-feet land: toes, balls of feet, then heels
=a particular movement is repeatedly performed by two or more individuals following the same pathway
ex. one after another