Acquiring Skill In Sport

Acquiring Skill In Sport

by John Honeybourne

Paperback(New Edition)

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This user-friendly, accessible text will enable new students to understand the basic concepts of sport skills acquisition. Each chapter covers important theoretical background and shows how this theory can be applied through practical examples from the world of sport. The book also examines the ways in which skills can be developed most effectively and 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.

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 their theoretical knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415349369
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/07/2006
Series: Student Sport Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations     vii
Introduction     1
Characteristics and classification of skills in sport     5
Characteristics and classification of abilities in sport     19
Information processing in sport     29
Motor programmes and motor control     47
Individual differences     61
Theories of learning     79
Phases of learning and learning curves     95
Presentation of skills and practices     109
Guidance, teaching and learning styles     123
Index     141

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