ASM Philosophy

ASM Philosophy

The ASM concept is a training concept to train experienced and novice athletes of all ages, regardless of their physical limitations. This low-entry concept requires only a high-quality multi-purpose surface to train groups in a leisurely and inspiring way. The RSI SPORTS surface solution is modular, allowing municipalities, schools, healthcare facilities and clubs to cherry-pick and expand as they please.

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ASM Philosophy
Athletic Skills Model

About the ASM Philosophy

ASM uses 10 basic forms of moment, each being a ground form of a particular skill. It is a practical and scientifically-based talent development model for elite sport, recreational and unorganized sport, physical education, healthcare, and art and culture. It introduces a unique structure of versatility through adaptive training, donor sports and multisports. Solutions from one sport are consciously or unconsciously transferred to another. This results in positive transfers in technical, tactical, conditional, strategic and mental areas. With this targeted approach, programmes can be tailor-made for every kind of sport and movement, for every mover and for all levels.

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The ASM Concept

By thinking in terms of skills, concepts and competencies, other forms of play, activities, exercises and sports can contribute to optimal talent development. ASM teaches the following skills:

  • Balancing and falling
  • Romping and fighting
  • Moving and locomotion
  • Jumping and landing
  • Rolling, tumbling and turning
  • Throwing, catching, hitting and aiming
  • Kicking, shooting and aiming
  • Climbing and scrambling
  • Swinging
  • Moving to music and making music
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An ASM Facility

RSI SPORTS ASM facilities can be fitted with an artificial turf surface on top of an RSI SPORTS base panel layer, or on a RSI Sports Panel surface. Both surfaces provide the required shock absorption and impact attenuation that deliver the highest HIC value. These durable surfaces are able to handle the extensive forces and usage demand that facilities in the public domain can experience. They are not dependant on maintenance to perform continuously.

The facilities are finished in different colours that complement the visual appearance, but, more importantly, help distinguish the various exercises that are part and parcel of the system.

The skills and experience of the RSI SPORTS installation teams guarantee the quality of the installation and the durability of this training facility.

ASM Philosophy

Scientific Approach

ASM is the brainchild of René Wormhoudt. His experience as a physiotherapist with the youth and first team of AFC Ajax and the Dutch FA is complemented by Prof. Geert Savelsbergh of the Human Movement Sciences Department at the VU Amsterdam. René is also a lecturer in talent development at the University of Applied Science in Amsterdam and is one of the two scientific supervisors of team sports at NOC*NSF. Among other things, he is concerned with perceptual-motor learning and the search for ‘key indicators’ (such as viewing behaviour, game insight) for talent identification and development.

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