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

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The development of an athlete from basic performance to elite level of accomplishment is a long and complicated process. Identifying and nurturing talent, developing and fine tuning sport skills, and maintaining high levels of performance over the course of a career requires many thousands of hours of training and, increasingly, the input and support of expert coaches and sport scientists.


In this fully revised and updated new edition of the ...

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Developing Sport Expertise: Researchers and Coaches Put Theory into Practice

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Overview

The development of an athlete from basic performance to elite level of accomplishment is a long and complicated process. Identifying and nurturing talent, developing and fine tuning sport skills, and maintaining high levels of performance over the course of a career requires many thousands of hours of training and, increasingly, the input and support of expert coaches and sport scientists.


In this fully revised and updated new edition of the leading student and researcher overview of the development of sports expertise, a team of world-class sport scientists and professional coaches examine the fundamental science of skill acquisition and explore the methods by which science can be applied in the real-world context of sport performance. This book surveys the very latest research in skill acquisition, provides a comprehensive and accessible review of core theory and key concepts and includes an innovative ‘Coaches Corner’ feature in each chapter, in which leading coaches offer insights from elite sport and critique contemporary practice in sport skill development.


With new chapters offering more material on key topics such as instruction and observation and expert visual perception, the second edition of Developing Sport Expertise is invaluable reading for all researchers and students in the areas of expertise in sport, skill acquisition, motor control and development, sport psychology, or coaching theory and practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136317835
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,043,324
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Damian Farrow holds a joint appointment with Victoria University, Australia, and the Australian Institute of Sport as a Professor of Sports Science. His extensive research activity is designed to support Australian coaches seeking to understand factors critical to developing sport expertise, particularly perceptual-cognitive skill and practice methodology.

Joseph Baker is with the Lifespan Health and Performance Laboratory at York University, Canada. Joe is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and four previous books. His research considers the influences on optimal human development, ranging from issues affecting youth development to barriers and facilitators of successful aging.

Clare MacMahon is discipline leader of Sport Science and head of Motor Learning and Skilled Performance in Health Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Her research focuses on cognitive aspects of movement skills, including learning and retaining complex perceptual-cognitive skills such as sport decision making.

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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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