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Coordination is the ability to use the body parts
and senses together to produce smooth efficient
movements. We have all seen someone who is
uncoordinated, their movement looks awkward
and shaky. Being coordinated is vital in all
sports, for example hand-eye coordination in
racket sports and the co-ordination to use the
opposite arm and leg when sprinting.…read more

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Reaction Time
Reaction Time
Reaction time is how quickly your brain can
respond to a stimulus and initiate a response.
This is important in most sports. The most
obvious being responding to the gun at the start
of a race, but also a goalkeeper saving a penalty,
or a badminton player reacting to a smash shot.
The examples in sport are endless!…read more

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Being agile is all about being able to change your
direction and the speed at which you are
travelling, quickly and efficiently. This is
common in sports such as football and rugby
where the player with the ball dodges a defender,
or in badminton or tennis, moving around the
court quickly to reach the shuttlecock/ball in
time.…read more

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Balance is the ability to maintain equilibrium whilst
stationary, or moving. Balance whilst moving is often
called dynamic balance. Balance is important in all kinds
of sporting situations, most noteably in gymnastics and
ballet but also contact sports where having good
balance may prevent you being tackled to the floor!
Balance is linked to agility, as in order to quickly and
efficently change direction you must be balanced.…read more

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Power is the product of strength and speed.
When we perform a task as quickly and as
forcefully as we can, the result is powerful. For
example, a sprint start, a shot-put or javelin
throw or long-jump.…read more

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Michelle SMith

Definition of skill related fitness with good practical examples 

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