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Classification of motor skills and abilities
Motor Skills
Gross-fine (muscular involvement)
Open-closed (environment)
Discrete-Serial-Continuous (continuity)
Self paced-externally paced (pacing)
Simple-complex (difficulty)
High-low (organisation)
Serial skills can be broken down in several subroutines
Triple jump (run up, hop, skip, jump, recovery)
Tennis serve (grip, stance, back swing, ball toss, ball contact,
follow through)
Abilities- foundation blocks that help us learn and develop skills
Genetically Determined- low levels of flexibity unlikely to become top class gymnast
Stable/Enduring-developed people mature otherwise are relatively unchanged
Support- abilities underpin skills- allow us to learn skills
Types of ability:

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