Secondaryschool

Even if a child has not been exposed to movement development prior to this period there is still much to gain from an exposure to the development of a movement vocabulary. This is the time when physical activity often reduces due to many educational, social and cultural reasons. It must not be forgotten that the teen-age years are still remarkable periods for adaptation, regardless of any past omissions. Those pursuing sporting activities will need mechanical efficiency, consistency and resilience to achieve improved performance and to reduce injuries. Those not involved in competitive sport still have a major component of ‘life’ to prepare for. Muscular-skeletal disorders plague adulthood and this is a very appropriate time to invest in future ‘quality of life’. The academic requirements during this time often take on a more important status and the more physically active person will have higher academic achievement to look forward to.