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Acquiring Skill in Sport: An Introduction


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Acquiring Skill in Sport: An Introduction by John Honeybourne
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Acquiring Skills in Sport is an easy-to-follow textbook designed to help in developing an understanding of the basic concepts related to the acquisition of motor skills in sport. Each chapter covers the relevant research and applies it to practical sports examples. The book also examines the technical terms that are used in skill acquisition and covers the subject by dealing initially with skills and then the theories related to the learning of those skills. Finally, it examines the ways in which skills can be taught to those who wish to learn and/or improve them. It addresses issues such as: Characteristics and classifications of abilities and skills in sport Information processing in sport Motor programmes and motor control Phases of learning Presentation of skills and practices Acquiring Skills in Sport will be a valuable resource for students and teachers in physical education, sport studies and sports science courses as well as for coaches who want to develop an understanding that will allow them to follow the theoretical elements of coaching courses.

Author Biography

Education Consultant, UK Formerly at the University of Strathclyde, UK
Release date NZ
August 7th, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
34 Line drawings, black and white; 16 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white; 51 Illustrations, black and white
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