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The dodge is a locomotor skill that involves a high degree of balance and stability.

It is an extension of the side gallop and sprint run and incorporates dynamic, fluid and coordinated movement to change direction.

  • Look straight ahead.
  • Use the outside of your foot.
  • Lower body height down and then up when changing direction.
  • Use your knees to change direction.
  • Use only 1 step to change direction.
  • Lower body height and transfer body weight.