Discuss the differences between skill, ability, and technique and explain how you would structure practices to enhance these components of fitness
There are various differences between kill ability and technique.
Skill has been described as’ ‘the ability to perform a technique with consistency and control with minimum effort’ (Galligan 200) Skill is seen as a coordinated act and to understand it more clearly Wellford has given the concept of skill this definition;
‘ An organised coordinated activity in relation to an object or situation which involves a whole chain of sensory central and motor mechanisms.
There are three types of skill and they can be categorised as:
4. Perceptual motor skills
(See appendix 1)
Techniques are basic movement of a sport and can sometimes be confused with skill.
Morton (2000) stated that, to carry out a certain skill in sport you have to learn the desired technique but to do this you need to have ability. There is a simple equation for this, which is
SKILL = ABLITY + TECHNIQUE