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By John Honeybourne

This hassle-free, obtainable textual content will let new scholars to appreciate the elemental ideas of recreation talents acquisition. every one bankruptcy covers very important theoretical historical past and indicates how this concept should be utilized via useful examples from the area of sport. The book also examines the ways that talents might be constructed such a lot successfully and addresses issues such as: features and classifications of talents and talents in activity details processing in recreation motor programmes and motor keep watch over levels of studying presentation of talents and practices. A useful source for college students and academics in actual schooling, recreation experiences and activities technology classes in addition to for coaches who are looking to enhance their theoretical wisdom.

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This process is called feedback and helps us to know what to do in similar EXAMPLE A novice gymnast might not be aware of what a headstand feels like. Therefore, feedback on the performance given by the coach would help to detect and correct errors. The coach might use video to help identify strengths and weaknesses. 43 information processing circumstances in the future. The coach or teacher must give appropriate feedback to a novice performer because he or she may not be able to detect their own errors due to their limited kinaesthetic sense.

The loop is closed because feedback is present and is acted upon. ) 51 motor programmes and motor control Implications of the programme theory Many movements in sport are made quickly so that, if a motor programme can be formed for a particular action, reaction time is likely to be short. There is time to adjust movements if the situation changes and attention can be directed to include other aspects of the environment. EXAMPLE A hockey player dribbling the ball does not have to concentrate on the skill but can assess a range of possible passes.

Chapter two CHARACTERISTICS AND CLASSIFICATION OF ABILITIES IN SPORT There has been much discussion about the differences between the terms ‘ability’ and ‘skill’. They are often used synonymously but there are important differences. EXAMPLE When catching a ball a child must execute the following movements: ■ ■ Move the hands to an interception position. Close the fingers at the right time In order to perform the movements in the example he/she will also need to have/be aware of: ■ ■ ■ ■ A sense of position in relation to the ball (spatial visualisation).

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