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

By John Honeybourne

This straightforward, available textual content will let new scholars to appreciate the elemental techniques of activity talents acquisition. each one bankruptcy covers vital theoretical historical past and exhibits how this conception might be utilized via useful examples from the area of sport. The book also examines the ways that abilities could be built so much successfully and addresses issues such as: features and classifications of skills and abilities in activity info processing in recreation motor programmes and motor regulate stages of studying presentation of abilities and practices. A priceless source for college students and lecturers in actual schooling, game reviews and activities technology classes in addition to for coaches who are looking to improve their theoretical wisdom.

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Definitions: a set of muscle commands that are structured before a movement sequence begins, and that allows the entire sequence to be carried out uninfluenced by peripheral feedback . . Keele (1968) or: a motor programme is ‘generalised’ and controls a ‘class of actions’. Schmidt (1988) Motor control According to Martenuik, the level of control attained by the performer dictates the degree of influence of the central nervous system on the control of a motor skill. His view is that the more the skill is learned the less reference is made to feedback information.

This is known as the single channel hypothesis. This states that, when receiving external stimuli, the brain can deal with only one stimulus at a time. It is also often referred to as the bottleneck theory. EXAMPLE Performing a ‘dummy’ is a typical way of delaying an opponent’s tackle in rugby. The opponent has to clear the initial decision to tackle before responding to the new stimuli. This can gain valuable time for the player performing the dummy. g. the sound of gun to drive off the blocks in a sprint race) the response is faster.

Hill, M. and Moors, H. Advanced Physical Education and Sport, Cheltenham, Stanley Thornes, 2000. Parker, J. F. Jr, Reilly, D. , Dillon, R. , Andrews, T. G. and Fleishman, E. A. ‘Development of tests for measurement of primary perceptual-motor performance’, Houston TX, NASA, CR-335. 1965. Singer, R. ‘Comparison of inter-limb skill achievement in performing a motor skill’, Research Quarterly, 37, 406–10, 1966. 27 characteristics and classification of abilities chapter three INFORMATION PROCESSING IN SPORT The mind and how it works are still largely a mystery.

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