Fundamental Movement Skills

Sport Wales and Welsh Athletics share a philosophy regarding athlete development. Introducing and developing athletic motor skill competencies (AMSC) and general physical qualities prior to sport-specific training is essential for long-term success.

This will provide athletes with a range of movement skills that will better equip them to safely increase sport-specific training volume and eventually progress to resistance training exercises.


  • Crawling exercises strengthen muscles that connect the shoulder and opposite hip. These muscles must be strong to transfer force during sprinting, running, throwing and jumping.
  • Crawling exercises help to develop coordination, hip mobility and stability, as well as, shoulder strength and stability.
  • Crawling exercises develop awareness of posture and the ability to brace the trunk






Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

  • WAG
  • SCW
  • UKA