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

By John Honeybourne

This elementary, obtainable textual content will let new scholars to appreciate the fundamental thoughts of activity abilities acquisition. every one bankruptcy covers very important theoretical historical past and indicates how this concept could be utilized via sensible examples from the area of sport. The book also examines the ways that abilities may be constructed so much successfully and addresses issues such as: features and classifications of talents and abilities in game details processing in recreation motor programmes and motor keep an eye on stages of studying presentation of abilities and practices. A invaluable source for college students and academics in actual schooling, activity experiences and activities technology classes in addition to for coaches who are looking to boost their theoretical wisdom.

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G. the goalkeeper’s ‘reflex’ save. Movements in sport are sometimes completely novel and unique. This also does not agree with Adams’s theory, which stresses that for every movement there is a memory trace. 52 acquiring skill in sport The consensus view is that motor programmes are more generalised than Adams hypothesised. He viewed them as being much more specific. Schmidt proposed a model of learning that involved ‘schema’. According to this theory the sportsperson does not store very specific copies of movements but ideas of relationships or schemes that can be used to adapt the motor programme response to specific situations.

Manual dexterity. Manipulate large objects with hand. Gross positioning and movement abilities ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Position estimation. Reaching for specific locations without use of vision. Response orientation. Make appropriate directional response to non-spatial stimulus. Control precision. Make fine, controlled positioning movements. Speed of arm movement. Make discrete, rapid arm movements. Multi-limb co-ordination. Use hands and/or feet simultaneously. Position reproduction. Repeat discrete arm–hand movement without aid of vision.

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. , 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.

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