Components of skill-related fitness

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  • Components of skill-related fitness
    • Agility
      • the ability to change the body's direction efficiently and under control
      • requires good body strength, fast reactions, balance and coordination of muscle actions
      • e.g. side step in rugby
    • Balance
      • a state of stability or equilibrium achieved by keeping the centre of mass over the base of support
      • e.g. handstand in gymnastics (static) and a slalom skier (dynamic)
    • Coordination
      • a balanced and effective interaction of movements or body actions
      • e.g. maintaining contact between stick and ball when dribbling in hockey
    • Reaction time
      • the time taken from the start of the stimulus to the start of the response
      • e.g. sprinter starts on the sound of the gun

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