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Chapter 3 Motor Abilities Concept: A variety of abilities underlie motor skill learning and performance success
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Motor Abilities Study of people’s differences Stable, enduring tendencies for individuals to be different from each other in performance Trying to predict the level of performance after practice
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Ability and Motor Ability The performance of a particular skill is strongly affected by the ability of the performer. Ability A general trait or capacity of a person Relatively enduring characteristic Serves as a determinant of a person’s achievement potential for the performance of specific skills Motor Ability An ability that is specifically related to the performance of a motor skill Each person has a variety of motor abilities
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Abilities as Individual Difference Variables Each motor skill requires specific motor abilities to successfully perform it What kinds of factor will influence skill performance? If 2 people have the same Amount of practice Level and amount of instruction (training experiences) Motivation to perform the skill Then - Motor abilities will influence the level of performance success each person can/will achieve Valuable for predicting future performance success Debated in research- how motor abilities related to one another within the same person
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Views about the relationship of motor abilities Two hypotheses: General Motor Ability Hypothesis: many different motor abilities that exist are highly related within a person and can be grouped as a singular, global motor ability (Brace, 1927; McCloy, 1934) If a person is highly skilled in one motor skill,
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