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The Sport Psych Show: Interview Posted 17 Jul 2021

Screenshot (71).pngThe Skill Acquisition in Sport book (3rd edition), was discussed with Dan Abrahams in an interview with myself and Mark Williams. Episode #150.We discuss lots of topics related to feedback, challenge, attention, constraints and specificity.
Congratulations to Carrie and Bev Posted 24 May 2021

Congratulations to Carrie Peters for being awarded a NSERC doctoral award for 2021! Many congratulations.carriePeters.jpgAlso big congrats to Bev Larssen (formerly in the Motor Skills lab, now PhD (and PT) in the Brain and Behavior Lab with Dr Boyd), for being awarded the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Rising Star Award.BevLarssen.jpgWell done you two!
Three conference video talks: NASPSPA virtual 2021 Posted 24 May 2021

2021-NASPSPA-Virtual-Conference.pngWe have 3 submissions for the upcoming NASPSPA conference June 9th-11th (please click to view the youtube 2 or 6 min presentation) Besler (Masters' student): Categorizing and distinguishing perceptual cognitive skills in interceptive sports
Powering Podiums - Exploring the Art and Science behind Practice Innovation Posted 18 May 2021
CSI Pacific are hosting a workshop designed for high performance coaches on motor skill acquisition. High performance coaches and academics who work in skill acquisition will discuss together approaches used to design practice and give feedback - with a focus on use of technology. 
Movement and Skill Acquisition Ireland: Women who changed the discussion Posted 15 Oct 2020

Motor Skill Acquisition IrelandOctober 16th, 10am PST/6pm GMTflier_MSAI_hodges.jpg"Skill acquisition in Sport: Mirrors, Models and Masters" Link: 
Our own Tom Coppola wins "Ultimate Tag" Posted 12 Jul 2020

tomCoppola.jpgTom Coppola (Masters student in the Motor SKills Lab in 2015), has been heavily involved in the sport of Parkour in Vancouver. He was one of the founders of the ORIGINS gym in Vancouver. Tom recently competed in "Ultimate Tag"; a USA game show which is basically a game of chase across obstacles...and WON;
Sean Muller, online Zoom talk on assessing and training Perceptual skills in hitting sports Posted 27 May 2020

Soccer Pathways Project for Girls NOW LAUNCHED Posted 13 Mar 2020

Please visit the PARTICIPATE page for more details on this survey based study.
NASPSPA, in Vancouver June 11th- 14th 2020 for researchers and coaches ONLINE Posted 18 Feb 2020
NASPSPA will now be ONLINE, June 11th - 14th 2020. This is a conference for people interested in sport psychology, motor control and motor learning (skill acquisition), motor development and many things in between (expert performance, coaching, movement analytics).Please see website for more details:
SCAPPS is going to be in Vancouver October 17th-19th Posted 01 Oct 2019

SCAPPS Vancouver is at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel, downtown Vancouver.All information about the conference can be found on the conference website ( Alan Kingstone (Psychology, UBC) and Joan Duda (Leeds University, UK) will be the keynote speakers