As a football fan, an obsessive one at that, I continually hear that certain players have talent. I had always considered the athletic prowess of players a result of hard work and study, with repetitious practice for specific challenges with which they are faced with in a contest. I considered this response to conditions on the field as learned skills. Lo and behold, I was right! Talents are ascribed to persons as an inherited ability to perform certain actions such as painting, writing, singing, etc. They may be amplified by repetitious practice but are innate abilities. Skills are developed by working mostly in a physical endeavor, although I will admit that some athletes may have both talent and skills.