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You are a professional sports coach: you teach a variety of sports to a mixed range (7-14yrs, boys and girls). To understand, how to teach them properly you need to define and apply skill and abilities required to play these sports.

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Shannon Thompson 19/10/03 Skilled Performance Assignment Aim/objectives You are a professional sports coach: you teach a variety of sports to a mixed range (7-14yrs, boys and girls). To understand, how to teach them properly you need to define and apply skill and abilities required to play these sports Skill There are several different definitions of skill by different people and to me all are as good as one and other they are as followed; Excellence of performance - the successful integration of a hierarchy of abilities (all the abilities we have) appropriate to a given task under certain conditions. Prof.Meredith, Information and skill The behavior which tends to eliminate the discrepancy between intention and performance. Old-field, The analysis of Human skill The learned ability to bring about pre -determined results with maximum certainty often with minimum outlay of time, energy, or both. Guthrie, Skill in Sport. An organized, coordinated activity in relation to an object or situation which involves q whole chain of sensory, central and motor mechanisms. Argyle & Kendon ,Experimental Analysis os Social Performance. An act or task that has a goal to achieve and that requires voluntary body or limb movements to be properly performed. ...read more.


it but a tennis player its outside so the environment affects it so does the playing surface and who you are playing against so this is an open skill Skills and Sports Drop kick Penalty Kick Volleyball Darts Open ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Closed Tackling & passing in rugby Martalarts Weightlifting In rugby, most skills that are used are Open skills, because the game is played outside and open to the riggers of the environment e.g. rain, snow and wind etc. And you have many different parts of the game that can effect the effectiveness and completion of a skill, such as the weather, the pitch condition, the positioning of the opposing players, for example, if you was playing fly half and was attempting to kick to touch there are several factors that may affect e.g. the pass from the scrum half maybe be bad, the wind might move the ball in the air while going for touch, a opposition player might tackle you or block the kick . But in a sport like Karate, when you are performing for an examination on your skills, you may sometimes work alone going through a routine; this will most likely be indoors with no outside interference Gross and fine skills Gross and fine motor skills are used to ...read more.


Knowing all of the information above can help you spot skill, ability and a skilled performer also you can now see instances where all of the different types of skills are being used and from this you can see where professional performers are doing the skills and learn from watching them and maybe bring what they are doing in to your own practices so basically if you know what to do and how to improve on it you can develop more as a sports performer Learning and Teaching a skill When learning a skill you must understand fully what you are doing and and / or how you must improve it and you must practice the skill lots of times to get better at it , but you must listen to instructions to understand how to make yourself better at the skill . When teaching a skill firstly you must understand the skill yourself and 2 nd you must be able to transfer your knowledge of the skill over to the learner so that he/she understands it, depending on the learners age, sex etc you may need to teach in a different way for example for a child you must not overload them with information and must get and keep there attention ...read more.

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