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 fundamental ideas of activity abilities acquisition. each one bankruptcy covers vital theoretical historical past and exhibits how this thought may be utilized via sensible examples from the realm of sport. The book also examines the ways that talents will be constructed such a lot successfully and addresses issues such as: features and classifications of talents and abilities in game info processing in game motor programmes and motor regulate levels of studying presentation of talents and practices. A worthy source for college kids and lecturers in actual schooling, activity reports and activities technology classes in addition to for coaches who are looking to advance their theoretical wisdom.

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The results were based on perceptual motor tests given to many different people. Following these experiments Fleishman identified eleven measurable perceptual motor abilities. He also identified nine abilities that he categorised as physical proficiency abilities. g. the co-ordination of arms and legs in the high jump. g. the fine-tuning of muscular actions in a snooker shot. g. quick decision making about the type of pass to be made in hockey. g. processing information quickly to choose a shot in cricket.

46 acquiring skill in sport chapter four MOTOR PROGRAMMES AND MOTOR CONTROL The information processing approach, explained in Chapter 3 shows that the functions of the brain can be explained using the analogy of a computer. This makes it easier to understand more clearly the processes that take place when we are learning and performing skills. This analogy can be extended to explain how we successfully make so many quick and decisive movements in sport with little time for careful consideration.

In sport vision gives us some very important information about the movement of objects and other people in the environment, as well as our own position in relation to these things. 31 information processing EXAMPLE The goalkeeper’s eyes receive information about the ball coming towards him as well as information about his position in relation to the goal and players from both teams. Audition The ears receive information via sound waves, which are also converted into electrical impulses and passed to the brain.

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