athletic ability

athletic ability

The strength, co-ordination, speed of reflexes and other qualities and skills which are required for a person to excel in a sport.
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Schoolchildren appear to place a great deal of value on athletic ability, and those with a reputation for lacking skill in this area often experience sadness, isolation and social rejection.
Athletic ability or athletic competence may be one such factor (see Kunesh, Hasbrook, & Lewthwaite, 1992; Page & Scanlan, 1994; Weiss & Duncan, 1992).
Jimmy is a very mature kid who also plays basketball and has good awareness and athletic ability, and Graham has a more live, explosive arm," Muir said.
Sampdoria believe Bent has the athletic ability to take them into the UEFA Cup - and have already made an approach to Moyes.
As a young man, Rice exhibited extraordinary athletic ability in high school, which then led him to the University of Illinois, where he was a two-time all-American, which then led him to the professional league, where he has been a standout.
I knew I wasn't Greg Norman, but my athletic ability would surely translate to a respectable level on the fairways and greens.
How fortunate we are to have a sport that bridges gender, ethnicity, race, and athletic ability so masterfully and meaningfully.
Could people who inherit athletic ability also be somehow genetically prone to the disease?
While this relationship may simply be linked to some other variable that explains the faster times (better overall fitness or athletic ability for instance), if you're shooting for new personal records, one of the best things you can do is to supplement your regular running with speed and power training.
Lewis talks about when and why he became vegan and writes about how his athletic ability improved on a vegan diet.
On a continuum for athletic ability, women will be stuck at the lower end.
To my despair, I learned not only of her absolute lack of athletic ability but that her solid bands of neck muscle developed due to a continual fight for breath.