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Construction of the gymnasium
• Roof Ideally, this should have all the supporting structures enclosed above a flat ceiling. This prevents the unexpected deflection of equipment, e.g. balls, beanbags
should be smooth to prevent grazing injuries; and freefrom unnecessary protruding tructures, e.g. clocks and mirror. • Unavoidable protrusions should be carefully situated A semi-gloss paint wi reduce glare from the sun on those walls like! to be affected.
• Floor • This should be constructed of suitable, wooden laths running across the room. This type of floor gives some spring and if the direction of the laths is opposite to that of the general movement, slipperiness will be reduced. •
• Windows • • These should be sufficient to provide adequate lighting with opening elements enough to secure reasonable ventilation. They are best situated well above the level of activity.
• Lighting • • Artificial lights should he adequate in number and spacing. They should not cast shadow sand should be protected from the danger of moving small equipment. They are best built flush with the ceiling and protected by mesh-integrated glass. •
• Heating • • The heating system should be unobtrusive but adequate for the size of the room. Hot air entering the room through adjustable grids seem to be the most practical solution and unavoidable radiators should be protected. A stuffy and therefore dangerously sleepy atmosphere should be avoided by using a thermostat. •
Apparatus in the gymnasium
• Fixed apparatus • Moveable apparatus • Agility apparatus • Small equipment
Safety in the gymnasium
• People in the gymnasium • Punctuality • Dress • Other factors
General teaching technique
• Voice • Positioning • Teaching an exercise
– – – – Starting position The exercise to be performed Help, advice and encouragement The termination