Acquiring Movement Skills

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  • Acquiring Movement Skills
    • Muscular Involvement
      • Amount of muscles used
      • Amount of muscle movement
      • Gross - big muscles
      • Fine - small muscles
      • Gross - javelin throw/long jump
      • Fine - snooker player/spinner in cricket (not bowling)
    • Environmental Involvement
      • Open
        • Movements affected by team mates, opponents, playing surfaces using externally paced e.g. shooting in netball/passing in football
      • Closed
        • Not affected by the environent, using self paced e.g. gymnastic vault
    • Continuity
      • Discrete
        • One movement
        • One skill
        • Clear start/finish
      • Serial
        • Lots of discrete
        • Skills put together
      • Continuous
        • Have start or finish
        • Continuously repeating a skill
    • Pacing
      • Self-paced
        • Is in control and determined start of movement e.g. throwing a javelin
      • Externally Paced
        • Movement is not determined by the performer but by the environment e.g. receiving a pass or a serve
    • Difficulty
      • Simple
        • Little information to process and few decisions to make e.g. sprinting
      • Complex
        • The skill will have many sub routines where speed and timing are critical e.g tennis serve
    • Organisation
      • Low
        • Made up of sub routines that are easily separated and practised by themselves e.g. swimming strokes
      • High
        • Movement skills where sub routines are very closely linked e.g. golf swing


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