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The Classification of  Motor skills
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Motor Control/Learning/Development Motor Control  Is about functions The coordination and activation of muscular, skeletal, and  neurological functions to produce movements. Motor Learning Is about changes The process of changes due to practice or experience leading  to improvements  in motor skills in terms of accuracy, speed,  and movement smoothness.  Motor Development Is about age related changes and functions Human developmental issues related to either Motor Control or 
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Why Classify Motor Skills? It provides you with a basis for establishing  generalizations or principles about how we  learn motor skills Enables you to develop theories about skill  performance and learning Establishes guidelines for instructors,  coaches, therapists about how to develop  effective strategies to enhance motor skill  learning
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What is a motor skill? Characteristics: Action goal  Performed voluntarily Requires movement of body, head, and/or  limb(s) to achieve the action goal
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Action versus movements Actions Goal-directed activities  that involve body, head  and/or limb movements Examples Walking Throwing Catching Measures Distance Movements What body, head and/or  limb segments do when  an action is performed Can vary across  performance and/or  individuals for the same  action Measures Kinematics Kinetics
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Movements Movements are the component parts Can vary across actions A variation of movements can be used to  achieve the same action goal
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