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Quantifying cycling as a foundational movement skill in early childhood


Jennifer A. Kavanagh, Johann Issartel, Kieran Moran

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Refereed Original Article
The addition of cycling to the fundamental movement phase of the motor development model has been proposed. Lifelong physical activity behaviours, like cycling, are established during childhood and it is vital that research focuses on these skills. In order to determine the position of cycling within this newly proposed model, the learning process of this skill must be examined. The current paper will quantify the skill of cycling as a learning process and investigate cycling’s place as a Foundational Movement Skill. Investigation into whether a composite score could be derived from combining fundamental movement skills proficiency scores and ability on a balance bike (as a measure of the learning process of cycling) will also be conducted.
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Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
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Dublin City University (DCU)
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