Functional Skills

  • More power and accuracy; sit, stand, roll, walk, jog, run, sprint, jump, throw, kick, hit, catch

  • Hand eye coordination

  • Technique

  • Timing

  • Gross motor skills

Why are functional skills important?

Improving functional skills allow individuals to perform the activities of daily life more efficiently, effectively, and without injuries or pain.

Functional skills are completed by using the larger muscles in the body to roll, sit up, crawl, walk, run, jump, leap, hop, skip and more. Regular participation in these types of physical activities has also been associated with improved mental performance such as attention, awareness, and memory.

Robert Wilson