Classification of motor skills

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1. Why is jumping in high jump an example of a self paced skill?

  • The pace is determined by the performer
  • The performer determines pace and rate and it is a closed skill
  • It is a closed skill
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2. The term environmental influencer refers to

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

3. 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

4. The difference between a serial skill and a continuous skill is that

  • serial skills have discrete elements which are put together to make a sequence whereas a continuous skill has no beginning or end and must be repeated to be meaningful
  • a serial skill has a clear beginning and end whereas a continuous skill has no clear beginning or end
  • a serial skill could be running whereas a continuous skill could be catching a ball in cricket

5. What is perceptual load?

  • The amount of information the performer has to process
  • The amount of information there is in a skill
  • The number of elements in a skill


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