OK, here's the list of "teaching aids" presented so far:
* DRILLS - Rusty
* CUES - Nolo
* DEMOS- Fastman
Only three? Surely we can do better. OK, here is #4.
PHYSICAL CONTACT. Careful with this one, make sure you have understood permission to touch your student. If so, it can be very helpful to show students proper body positions, or how to accomplish specific tasks. You physically manipulate the student into the desired position so they can feel it while stationary, and then try to duplicate it while moving. This is very valuable for those students who have a hard time translating visual into physical.
You can also serve as a substitute turning force. By applying a lateral force to the student the instructor can help the student experience the feeling of turning while stationary, and to assume the necessary body positions in a totally simulated and controlled situation. This can be done by pushing from the inside, or pulling from the outside. Can be done by hand to body, or by using a devise to hold onto such as a ski pole. Great for introduction to lateral CM movements, or learning the necessity for edge platform creation. Can even be used in coordination with rotary training.
[ July 24, 2003, 09:30 AM: Message edited by: FastMan ]