New PDF release: Developing Elite Sports Performers: Lessons from Theory and

By Farrow Baker Ma

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ISBN-13: 9780203934937

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An athlete’s improvement from ‘ordinary’ expertise to elite accomplishment in game is an extended one. The emergence and fantastic tuning of excessive point activity abilities happens in increments over decades and is a trip that fascinates activity scientists, activities coaches and activities lovers alike. constructing activities services, the 1st to be had textbook for undergraduates in activities talents improvement, examines the technology in the back of activities ability acquisition and explores the applying of technology to optimum activities education, and skill identity. The textual content additionally comprises Coaches nook insets all through to supply powerful daily virtue in accordance with within the textual content. Edited by means of 3 of the world’s major scientists in activities abilities acquisition and with contributions from either international type coaches and leading edge researchers, this textbook offers entire, authoritative advisor to the sector.

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Perceptual training A number of perceptual training methods have the potential to improve the pattern recall/ recognition, anticipation, and decision-making skills of athletes, although the efficacy of these 9 INTRODUCTION different approaches is only quite recently being examined experimentally. g. only kinematic information) are made available presentations of the actual probabilities with which particular opponents choose different play options; and use of virtual environments. The preliminary evidence is promising that at least some of the key perceptual attributes can be trained; however, a major challenge is that expertise in many aspects of performance appears to be largely acquired implicitly, without the direct conscious (or verbalizable) knowledge of the performer (see Masters, Chapter 7).

G. balance) can lead to improvements in these attributes, these improvements typically do not translate into improved sport performance simply because the factors being improved are not the ones limiting performance. In contrast, practice that can improve factors on which non-experts are systematically inferior to experts (such as pattern recognition, anticipation, and level of automaticity) has the obvious potential to help hasten the skill acquisition and performance of non-experts. Perceptual training A number of perceptual training methods have the potential to improve the pattern recall/ recognition, anticipation, and decision-making skills of athletes, although the efficacy of these 9 INTRODUCTION different approaches is only quite recently being examined experimentally.

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