Discuss the differences between skill, ability and technique and explain how you would structure practices to enhance these components of fitness.
When discussing skill it is vital we understand the differences between skill and ability but also see how they link to create technique.
In sport we use skill as more of a concept than a word. Obviously there are skills that exist within a sport, e.g. a penalty shot in lacrosse, or sport itself is often seen to be a skill.
A definition of skill is ‘a co-ordinated act, involving complex movements brought together in a consistent and smooth manner.’ Obviously everyone has their own interpretations and ideas of what a skill is and what makes someone skilful in how they act and perform but this will be due to our own experiences and performances. A professional sportsman would have a different view from a performer who is a novice on whether something was skilful.
A perfect example for a skills practice is a penalty shot in lacrosse, as it requires the same technique each time as they will be identical with the only thing changing being the hash mark from where you would have to shoot from. As just mentioned a certain degree of technique is needed when performing this skill showing that skill and technique are closely related.
The only thing that can interfere with our shot is the goalie therefore making this