Skill related fitness components

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Balance

The ability to keep the body stable by keeping the centre of gravity over the base.

Skiing, gymnastics.

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Reaction time

The amount of time taken to respond to a stimulus.

Reacting to the gun at the start of 100m, saving a goal, hitting a ball in cricket.

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Agility

The ability to change the direction of our bodies quickly.

Landing, pivoting and throwing the ball in netball.

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Co-ordination

The ability to use two or more parts of our bodies simultaneously.

Making a tennis serve.

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Speed

To complete a task or cover a distance at the fastest possible rate.

100m sprint.

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Power

A combination of speed and strength in one explosive action.

High jump, javelin, weight lifting.

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