Skill-related components of physical fitness

Skill-related components of physical fitness2018-10-20T11:12:35+10:00

The skill-related components of physical fitness include: power, speed, agility, coordination, balance, and reaction time. The key to this dot point is to connect each component with movement efficiency so that you can discuss and analyse the question: to what degree is fitness a predictor of performance? (this direction is provided by the learn to). Of course, you should also enjoy participating in a range of tests and deciphering the relevance of the test to performance, including the benefits and purpose of testing.
The skill-related components of physical fitness relate specifically to skills that are used in sports, and often (not always) combine other components of fitness. For example, power is strength at speed; and agility is a combination of power and balance. in relation to performance and movement efficiency, usually, the skill-related components of physical fitness are required in order to perform the skill well. For example, when a half-back in rugby or a centre in netball runs one direction and passes in another it requires excellent: balance, agility, coordination and power.
The Preliminary PDHPE syllabus states:

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

  • analyse the relationship between physical fitness and movement efficiency. Students should consider the question ‘to what degree is fitness a predictor of performance?’
  • measure and analyse a range of both health-related and skill-related components of physical fitness
  • think critically about the purpose and benefits of testing physical fitness

Practice Exam Questions

Describe a sports scenario where good agility would help to predict performance? 3 marks
How do the skill-related components of physical fitness relate to movement efficiency? 5 marks
Analyse the relationship between good fitness test and performance in various sports. 8 marks