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Unit 4 - Skill

Unit 4 - Skill classification

Skill A learnt action/behaviour Intention of bringing about predetermined results with maximum certainty and minimum outlay of time and energy
Basic Skill Few decisions to be made Tend to be taught to beginners & can be learnt fairly quickly
Complex skill Lots of decisions to be made Can take time to master
Open Skill Unstable environment & often externally paced The way you do the skill is affected by people around you
Closed skill Stable environment & typically self paced Done the same way every time as not affected by the environment
Self paced skill The start of the movement is controlled by the performer E.g choosing when to start your run up when doing long jump.
Externally paced skill The start of the movement is controlled by external factors The speed or pace of movement is controlled by external factors
Gross skill Involves big movements of the body & large muscle groups Tend not to rely on accuracy and precision
Fine skill Involves small, precise movements and small muscle groups Tend to involve precision and accuracy
Ability Inherited from parents Stable traits that determine an individual's potential to learn or acquire skills
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