Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement
“I Can Move”
_____I have acquired the knowledge of skills necessary to identify and demonstrate competency in lifetime sport motor skills.
_____I am able to identify movement patterns/biomechanical principles in a variety of lifetime sports.
Please choose one of the following assignments:
1. Create a poster/visual aid that shows that you can identify
and understand all 5 of the Biomechanical Principles of Human
Movement. The 5 biomechanical principles of human
movement are listed below with teaching cues.
2. Clip pictures out of magazines, sports pages, Google images,
drawings, etc. that show people using the 5 Biomechanics of
Human Movement. It will probably take 2-3 pictures to get All 5!
But remember to find all 5!!
3. Label the pictures using the following labels: opposition,
tracking, torque, follow-through/acceleration and weight
4. There is an example of a poster with labeling in the gym-
volleyball pictures from a BHHS game.
5. Make it a large as you would like. The BEST will be displayed
and used to teach freshmen PE classes and to show university
students who desire to teach physical education. If yours is
selected you will receive extra points!
The 5 Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement
Tracking: Eye on the ball, point to the ball
Torque: Rotate hips/shoulders to target; twisting power
Weight Transfer: step in direction of the target; stepping power
Opposition: Throw Right, Step Left; sideways position
Follow through: finish on opposite side of body; connect the dots
How it will be graded:
Score Written and Project
Accurately labels each principle with definition below the label, 2
clear, neat, legible, presentable for others to use
1 Label each principle and corresponding picture is accurate
0 Failed to explain the fitness components and provide
how to apply principles, not turned in
The assignment needs to include:
; All 5 principles labeled and defined.
; On Time.