FMS - Fundamental Movement Skills Determines where the
child is developmentally, not chronologically. The phases are development (beginner
/ discovery), Intermediate (developing) and advanced (consolidating).
The screen test for this is as follows:
Object Control test
Expert - Golf
At this stage you are attending a college on a golf scholarship or well on your
way to becoming a tour professional. You will be well rounded in these areas:
+ International competition.
FSS – Fundamental Sports Skills
specific learning skills
FSS – Putting, Chipping, Full Swing, Course Management
transfers to FSS with correct training but also leads to more skillful and advanced
Specialization – Golf Specific
In the LTAD framework, two types of sports have been identified as Early Specialization
and Late specialization. Golf is Late Specialization.
EARLY Specialization – Kids must develop FSS = PL early to compete at highest level.
LATE Specialization – Sports were most professional athletes spend more than 10
years honing skills before being experts at highest levels.
PL – Physical Literacy - GOLF
Literacy is the development of FMS + FSS - Golf which then allows a child to develop
a wide variety of athletic skills. These are transferred in movement skills to other
Skills are developed at an excellerated pace
the Growth spurt, the athlete should be physically literate. (FMS + FSS)
“It’s a long journey to specialization, so don’t hurry the athlete”. Dr. Ernst Zwick