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We are a society that enjoys watching and participating in sports Often times we find ourselves astonished at the skills that some of these athletes can perform In order to achieve that level of performance we must practice and improve our motor skills Our focus is on the motor development of throwing from early development to adolescent growth and the injuries and preventions involved Why is it that children throw the way they do Genetics extrinsic factors and size play a role in a childs sequence of events According to the dynamic systems approach we have rate limiters or controllers that are determined by the childs individual constraints This is a system that holds back or slows the emergence of motor skill some children may be slower than others Body scaling is important when introducing something new which is making the childs size relative to the size of the equipment or environment being used In order for the child to develop we must adjust the environment to their skill level As the child matures and grows the affordances in the childs life must change too in order for new movements to be made It is necessary for adults to interact with their children and encourage them to the best of their ability It needs to be stressed to a child that it is ok to make mistakes because that is how we learn and progress We need to create an environment of success and mentally influence them to continue with their physical performance The two common types of throwing for young children are the two-hand underhand throw and the one hand over-arm throw The one hand over-arm throw can be seen in most sports like baseball basketball football and various others It is interesting to see the mechanics of the beginning thrower compared to the proficient thrower Around the age of 3 and up children can begin to grasp the ball and throw it When
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