Skill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice (3rd ed)

MSL research field: 
Skill acquisition
TitleSkill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice (3rd ed)
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsHodges, NJ, Williams, AM
Number of Pages364
PublisherRoutledge (Taylor Francis)
ISBN Number978-0815392842

Skill Acquisition in Sport gives academics, students, coaches and practitioners the broadest and most scientifically rigorous grounding in the principles and practice of the field. Fully revised, updated and restructured, the third edition integrates theory and practice, and provides more material on practical application than ever before.

Divided into four sections – providing instruction and feedback, organizing effective practice, training high-level skills, and the theories and mechanisms underpinning skill acquisition – the book covers a full range of key topics, including:

    the role of errors and rewards in motor learning
    instructions, demonstrations and feedback
    imagery in motor learning
    constraints-based and self-directed learning
    technique change, creativity training and visual gaze training
    practicing under pressure
    the neurophysiology of learning.

Based on the latest research, including chapters on emerging topics, and written by a global cast of world-leading experts, Skill Acquisition in Sport is an essential textbook for any kinesiology or sport science student taking skill acquisition, expertise development or motor learning classes.