of Skill Related Fitness
The abilities or components of skill related fitness are not the
skills associated with any particular sport, such as running, catching,
tackling or kicking, but are the underlying skills which are brought
to bear when participating in a sport.
There are six skill related components of fitness. These are Agility,
Balance, Coordination, Power, Reaction Time, Speed. These are important fitness components, not just for sporting ability, but for use in everyday life.
In times of illness, or in ageing, these components are often features of our lives that fail and their levels are reduced. Exercise and activities that promote skill components of fitness are therefore very important at all ages.