Acquiring Skill in Sport: An Introduction (Student Sport by John Honeybourne

By John Honeybourne

This simple, available textual content will permit new scholars to appreciate the elemental techniques of recreation abilities acquisition. every one bankruptcy covers very important theoretical historical past and exhibits how this concept might be utilized via functional examples from the realm of sport. The book also examines the ways that talents might be built so much successfully and addresses issues such as: features and classifications of skills and talents in recreation info processing in game motor programmes and motor regulate levels of studying presentation of talents and practices. A important source for college students and academics in actual schooling, recreation reports and activities technology classes in addition to for coaches who are looking to enhance their theoretical wisdom.

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Explain what is meant by the ‘specific abilities hypothesis’. Analyse two tasks in your chosen sport, identifying the abilities that are needed. How can schools help more in the development of abilities related to sport? Texts referred to in this chapter Fleishman, E. A. The Structure and Measurement of Physical Fitness, Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice Hall, 1964. 26 acquiring skill in sport Fleishman, E. A. ‘Individual differences and motor learning’, in R. M. ) Learning and Individual Differences, Columbus OH, Merrill, 1967.

System equalisation abilities ■ ■ ■ ■ Movement analysis. Differentiate target velocity and acceleration. Movement prediction. Integrate target motion components to estimate future target position. Rate control. Control vehicle having first-order system dynamics. Acceleration control. Control vehicle having second-order system dynamics. Perceptual-cognitive abilities ■ ■ ■ ■ Perceptual speed. Make rapid visual comparisons of display elements. Time sharing. Divide attention among several displays.

Expectation. The goalkeeper expects there to be a shot because of the body position of the striker. Vividness. The loud shout by a fellow player is more likely to be attended to than a passing comment from another. There are thought to be stores for visual and auditory information (visual store and auditory store) but these stores hold information only very briefly – this is thought to be less than one second. The stimuli that are selected as being important pass through the short-term memory store and are organised into manageable ‘chunks’.

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