GAINtalk 7: Foundations of movement and rhythm (with Greg Thompson)

In this 58 minute video, physical education teacher Greg Thompson talks about various aspects of physical education, including the foundations of movement, motor learning, rhythmic competency teaching progressions, and student created movements. We also include an extra 16 minute bonus video sharing an example of applying and adapting games in training. This video is from GAIN, where Thompson has been a faculty member for many years.

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Topics Covered

Physical education foundations

27 minutes

  • Foundations
  • Getting kids creative
  • Games in PE
  • PE influences
  • Motor learning
  • Examples of adapting tasks

15 minutes

  • Why rhythmic movement
  • Rhythmic competency teaching progression
Student created movements

15 minutes

  • Examples of student created movements
Bonus: PE Games

16 minutes

  • Capture the chicken

About GAIN

GAIN is a coaching network offering coaches a community to grow, and annual events to learn and network. The annual flagship GAIN event takes place in June with details announced in December. The week-long event brings together top coaches from around the world to share best practices on athletic development, sports medicine, the art of coaching, and more.

GAIN also helps produce the GAINcast podcast where coaches can listen weekly for new coaching tips. In addition, other GAIN events are hosted throughout the year and members get access to the below video and hundreds more on the GAIN website.


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