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Discuss the differences between skill ability and technique and explain how you would structure practices to enhance these compounds of fitness.

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Discuss the differences between skill ability and technique and explain how you would structure practices to enhance these compounds of fitness. Skill, ability and technique are all required for an athlete to perform at the very top of their chosen sport. All of these are different but all rely on each other in order for a great performer to exist. Skill is described as a practical ability and a sporting cleverness. It is not something that you are born with but it can be improved through practice and is the combination of technique and ability. One concept of skill is: Skill can be defined as an organised coordinated activity in relation to an object or situation, which involves a whole chain of sensory, central and motor mechanisms (welford, 2000) Ability is described as competence it is also called the building blocks of sport. It is something that is innate, that you are born with or you learn in very early life. Because of this it is not something that can be improved upon easily as such but it can be honed through practice. ...read more.

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The final step is to move in readiness for what is going to happen, in this situation that would be to move closer to the net so that you will be in the correct place to return the opponents serve. We perform skills in many different environments and who is around us affects what kind of skills we perform. To develop skills we must practice because as the saying goes: Practice makes perfect Individual skills: these are those skills that are performed in isolation with no one else around us. One example of this is throwing the javelin because we perform the skill all alone and then we are followed by another performer. Coactive skills: these are the skills that are performed at the same time as other performers but we do not interact with them. One example of this is a 200-meter race because you perform your skill surrounded by others but we do not interact with them. Interactive skills: these are the skills where other athletes are directly involved with you and the skills that you perform, there is also active opposition. ...read more.

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For example a tackle in rugby could start out as standing with someone and tackling them without and running. Then it could be done at a slow walking pace and then built slowly up to running pace and then developed so that the opponent is trying not to get tackled, just like in a game situation. Distributed practice: this type of practice involves dividing the practice session into blocks so that after doing one activity there is then a short break for a rest and feedback and then a different activity can be done. This kind of practice is perfect for younger performers who may not have a very long attention span and for beginners. Massed practice: this practice involves continuous working for the entirety of the training session. The performers will work without breaks. This means that they can experience performing under fatigue like they would in a game situation. This is good to develop fitness but requires a certain fitness level to take part in it. Although skill ability and technique are all individual they are all connected. They are all required for a top class performer. All kinds of practices in all kinds of environments are also required to become a great performer because after all practice does make perfect. ...read more.

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