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Ch 4: NMTA Phys Ed: Basic Sports Skills

About This Chapter

Review the important material on different basic sports skills and how those skills are developed. The resources found in this chapter incorporate what you need to know for the basic sports skills section of the NMTA Physical Education exam in a clear and engaging manner.

NMTA Phys Ed: Basic Sports Skills - Chapter Summary

When you use the effective and interesting lessons in this chapter, you'll be able to master material on basic sports skills in preparation for the NMTA Phys Ed exam. The short lessons will help you study information on skills and techniques that are used in different sports. The lessons in this chapter will cover:

  • Sport and game skills
  • Gymnastics techniques
  • Track and field skills
  • Swimming techniques
  • Volleyball skills
  • Basketball techniques
  • Soccer skills
  • Football techniques
  • Softball skills
  • Floor hockey techniques

The lessons break down information on basic sports skills in a way that is easy to understand and retain. After you have worked through these resources, you can take lesson quizzes that will not only test you on the information, but also allow you to practice the test taking skills you will need to pass the NMTA Physical Education exam.

NMTA Phys Ed: Basic Sports Skills Chapter Objectives

When you take the NMTA Physical Education exam, you will be expected to know about skills and techniques that are used in different types of sports. There are 150 multiple-choice questions on the NMTA Physical Education exam, divided among four subareas. This chapter will prepare you for questions about sports skills and techniques in the Movement Activities section of the exam, which accounts for 25% of the score.

10 Lessons in Chapter 4: NMTA Phys Ed: Basic Sports Skills
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Developing Sport & Game Skills in an Elementary Program

1. Developing Sport & Game Skills in an Elementary Program

In this lesson, we discuss ways to develop both game and sports skills in an elementary school program, including advice on equipment and safety practices.

How to Develop Gymnastics Skills

2. How to Develop Gymnastics Skills

In this lesson we examine different ways to develop both women's and men's gymnastic skills. We will also discuss the crucial role diet and nutrition play in attaining these said skills.

Track & Field Skills & Techniques

3. Track & Field Skills & Techniques

This lesson will review many of the techniques used in the track and field world to improve athletic performance. The techniques include ways to enhance breathing, sleep, and mental toughness. The lesson also includes physical training methods.

Swimming Skills & Biomechanics

4. Swimming Skills & Biomechanics

Whether you are new to swimming or have a lot of experience, there is always something else to learn about the sport. This lesson contains progressions for beginning through intermediate skill levels for both sports.

Volleyball Skills

5. Volleyball Skills

You may have played volleyball at the last church social, but if you want to be more competitive at the sport you will need to learn and practice the five basic volleyball shots. This lesson describes the shots you will need to know to be the king of the court.

Basketball Skills, Activities & Safety

6. Basketball Skills, Activities & Safety

Who hasn't been impressed by basketball greats like Magic Johnson and Larry Bird? In this lesson, we'll define the different offensive and defensive basketball skills and highlight activities to improve them, as well as review safety practices. We'll also delve into the mental side of the sport.

Basic Soccer Skills

7. Basic Soccer Skills

Successful soccer players must master a number of basic skills, including dribbling, kicking, and trapping the ball. In this lesson, you'll learn how to effectively control and move a soccer ball around the field, as well as the techniques involved in defending the goal.

How to Develop Football Skills

8. How to Develop Football Skills

In this lesson we encompass the various methods for developing football skills. We also discuss the ever-changing role of injury and concussion prevention that is occurring along with an overview of crucial nutrition.

Basic Softball Skills

9. Basic Softball Skills

First time playing softball? Don't really know what you've gotten yourself into? No worries! This lesson describes the basic skills you will need to play the game.

Fundamental Floor Hockey Skills

10. Fundamental Floor Hockey Skills

To the everyday viewer, floor hockey is entertaining and full of action. However, there's a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to participating in this game. Many key fundamental skills come into play to safely and successfully compete.

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