Fundamental skill development is so important to our profession because without the gradual growth and improvement in locomotor skills, we would never be able to accomplish anything more than just simple pre-school level things. It helps us improve what we can do for students on the fact that we will be able to do more difficult things that will allow us to teach them more difficult things and introduce them into things that will challenge them. Having things challenge them will allow us to increase their health, confidence, and it will then create healthier people for the future. The reason why we assess them is to be able to help them improve in the areas where they are struggling or doing incorrectly, making them aware of things they could do better will improve there skills in the future and make them better students and athletes. Skill development for students is extremely important in there ability to grow and adapt to the challenges they may face.