Motor skills are integral to all aspects of life; the following six are the most common to train within a fitness scenario. However, motor skills are a huge part of human development. Motor skills break down into two groups, Global and Fine, each dealing with more significant movements like walking and smaller movements like grasping and manipulating, respectively. Motor skills improve with practice, with A well-rounded athlete working to improve each of the six equally.
𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 Balance is stabilising your body, whether standing still or maintaining motion.
𝗔𝗴𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 This is the capacity to change course, controlling the direction and position of your body while maintaining momentum.
𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 Coordination describes the synchronisation of your senses, including proprioception, and your body parts to enhance motor skills.
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 Reaction time measures how swiftly you interpret and then react to expected and unexpected events happening around you.
𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗱 Speed is the ability to move your body swiftly under control.
𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 Power is the combination of both speed and muscular force. This also includes deceleration ability.