Classification of motor skills

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1. Characteristics of a fine skill are

  • sub routines easily separated
  • small muscle groups, intricate and accurate movements, require hand eye coordination
  • large muscle movements, little precision
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2. Receiving a pass in hockey is an externally paced skill.

  • True - it is determined by the environment
  • False - it is determined by the performer

3. Skills with low organisation are hard to separate into sub routines

  • False
  • True

4. The term environmental influencer refers to

  • open or closed skills
  • self paced or externally paced skills

5. Which of the following statements are correct?

  • Open skills involve decision making and are affected by the environment whereas closed skills are not affected by the environment and the same performance takes place every time.
  • Closed skills can be affected by external factors and open skills are examples of a habitual response
  • Closed skills are not affected by the environment because they are always performed inside


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