Open Skill

An open skill is a skill performed in an environment that is unpredictable or that requires the performer to change the movement in the response to the dynamic variations in the environment. Most team sports and many individual ones involve the performance of open skills, such as wrestling, boxing, martial arts, basketball, soccer and other ball sports. Driving in traffic is another example. The opposite of a open skill is a closed skill.

To learn more about closed and open skills, skill acquisition, and all other aspects of motor learning theory, see Motor Learning and Performance by Richard A. Schmidt and Craig A. Wrisberg.

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