Developing Sport Expertise: Researchers and Coaches put Theory into Practice [NOOK Book]

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An athlete's road from 'ordinary' talent to elite accomplishment in sport is a long one. The emergence and fine tuning of high level sport skills takes place in increments over many years and is a journey that fascinates sport scientists, sport coaches and sport fans alike.

Developing Sport Expertise examines the science behind skill acquisition in sport and explores the application of science to optimal sports training and talent identification. The text also contains 'Coach's ...

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Overview

An athlete's road from 'ordinary' talent to elite accomplishment in sport is a long one. The emergence and fine tuning of high level sport skills takes place in increments over many years and is a journey that fascinates sport scientists, sport coaches and sport fans alike.

Developing Sport Expertise examines the science behind skill acquisition in sport and explores the application of science to optimal sports training and talent identification. The text also contains 'Coach's Corner' insets throughout to provide effective day-to-day coaching tips to take advantage of the material in the text. It includes discussion of: new approaches and implications for training, decision making and cognitive training in sport, conscious and unconscious learning in sports, play, practice and athlete development, identifying and developing sporting experts, including coaches, athletes and officials.

Edited by three of the world's leading scientists in sport skill acquisition and with contributions from both world-class coaches and cutting edge researchers, this textbook provides a comprehensive, authoritative guide to the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134003112
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/29/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Damian Farrow is the Senior Specialist in Skill Acquisition at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Joe Baker is Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University, Canada.

Clare MacMahon is a Lecturer in the School of Human Movement, Recreation and Performance at Victoria University, Melbourne

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Table of Contents

List of figures     vii
List of tables     ix
List of contributors     xi
Preface     xix
Acknowledgments     xxi
Permissions     xxii
Introduction: Developing expertise in sport-how research can inform practice   Bruce Abernethy     1
Developing elite athletes: from the backyard to the big stage     15
Play, practice, and athlete development   Jean Cote   Jessica Fraser-Thomas     17
Coach's corner   Eddie Jones     25
Does practice make perfect? The role of training in developing the expert athlete   Joe Baker   Steve Cobley     29
Coach's corner   Shannon Rollason     40
The motivation to become an expert athlete: how coaches can promote long-term commitment   Bradley W. Young   Nikola Medic     43
Coach's corner   Greg McFadden     56
Identifying and developing sporting experts   Jason Gulbin     60
Coach's corner   Terry Holland     69
Designing practice to make athletes think (but not too much)!     73
Expert coaches in action   Sean Horton   Janice M. Deakin     75
Coach's corner   Patrick Hunt     85
Skill learning the implicit way-say no more!   Rich Masters     89
Coach's corner   Neil Craig     100
Performance pressure and paralysis by analysis: research and implications   Robin C. Jackson   Sian L. Beilock     104
Coach's corner   Tim Nielsen     115
Organizing practice: the interaction of repetition and cognitive effort for skilled performance   Jae T. Patterson   Timothy D. Lee     119
Coach's corner   Darren Balmforth     132
Through the eyes and thoughts of an expert     135
A recipe for expert decision making   Damian Farrow   Markus Raab     137
Coach's corner   Barry Dancer     151
Tactics: using knowledge to enhance sport performance   Sue L. McPherson     155
Coach's corner   Norma Plummer     168
The sport official in research and practice   Clare MacMahon   Henning Plessner     172
Coach's corner   Adrian Panozzo     189
The past and future of applied sport expertise research   Janet Starkes     193
Index     207
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