Object Control Skills: Characteristics & Critical Elements


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Object control skills that involve sending a ball or object away from the body are known as:

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1. Which is NOT a reason many sports scientists believe catching skills are more difficult than throwing skills?

2. Which manipulative skill is NOT a fine motor skill?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can be used as an assessment of your knowledge of object control skills and the different types. Review what you know about the benefits of learning these types of skills and which skills are more challenging to learn.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is offered as a way to test what you know about:

  • Why it is thought by experts that catching skills are more challenging than throwing skills
  • The differences between manipulative skills and fine motor skills
  • The two types of object control skills and how they differ
  • The outcome of learning object control and manipulative skills

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately name and define the two types of object control skills
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the characteristics between manipulative and fine motor skills
  • Interpreting information - see if you remember the results of learning object control and manipulative skills

Additional Learning

If you want a closer look at this topic, read the lesson, Object Control Skills: Characteristics & Critical Elements. This lesson reviews more about:

  • How manipulative and object control skills are related
  • A baby's first use of object control skills
  • The additional skills that object control and manipulative skills helps improve
  • Examples of different movements and how they are typically classified
  • Which actions are more complex