What are the different types of coordination

Coordinative skills


Distinguish Meinel / Schnabel 7 basic coordination skills
Ability to differentiate
Ability to achieve a high level of fine-tuning of individual movement phases and partial body movements, which is expressed in great movement accuracy and movement economy
ResponsivenessAbility to quickly initiate and execute appropriate motor actions in response to signals.
Coupling abilityAbility to coordinate partial body movements with respect to a specific action goal spatially, temporally and dynamically
Orientation skillsAbility to determine and to change the position and movement of the body in space in a targeted manner
Balance abilityAbility to keep the entire body in a state of equilibrium or to maintain or restore this state during and after extensive body movements.
AdaptabilityAbility to adapt the program of action to changed environmental conditions during the execution of the action or possibly to start a completely new and adequate program of action
Rhythmic abilityAbility to grasp an externally given rhythm and to implement it motorically. In addition, the ability to realize an internalized rhythm of movement in one's own movement activity.
Example table tennis

The efficiency of the variousAnalyzers
(especially the kinesthetic, tactile, static-dynamic, optical, acoustic)
decisively determines the quality of the coordinative skills.

Coordinative skills and learning
The coordinative abilities are not innate, they have to be learned, consolidated and further developed.
Between the ages of 7 and 12 there is a special ability to learn in the area of ​​coordination skills.
The reason for this is the accelerated maturation of the basic functions of the central nervous system and the analyzers at this age.
In addition, there are biological maturation processes in connection with a strong need for exercise.

Model of the sensitive development phases
Coordinative skills and (school) sports practice (according to Hirtz)
Coordination under pressure conditions (KAR model)

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