News and events

20% off SPRING SALE: Skill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice (3rd ed) Posted 01 Apr 2022

Until May 1st, get 20% off Skill Acquisition in Sport: 3rd 
Dr Olav Krigolson Posted 31 Mar 2022

We are very excited to host Dr Krigolson, from University of Victoria, BC, who will be visiting our lab May 19th. He will also be the keynote presenter in the School of Kinesiology during Graduate research Day on May 20th.Dr Krigolson's lab... more to come
Professor Jean Cote to give a talk Posted 31 Mar 2022

Professor Jean Cote from Queens University will be visiting the School and our lab on Wed April 6th.We will be meeting in the Motor Skills Lab with Dr Cote from 2-4pm (and Browns' social house from 4-5pm)He will be giving a presentation entitled: "Elements affecting athlete development over time"Start: 6 April 2022 12:00 PMEnd: 6 April 2022 1:30 PMa light lunch will be servedVenue: Chan Gunn Pavilion, seminar room 200, UBC campus
Visit from Dr Brad Young and Stuart Wilson (U Ottawa) Posted 11 Mar 2022

Brad and Stuart helped to remind us why in-person discussions rock! What a great day. It was wonderful to have PhD candidate Stuart Wilson talk and Dr Bradley Young talk to to us about their work with CSI-Pacific on: Self-regulated learning for sport practice and the psychology of recovery regulation.Friday March 11th: 11-4:30pm Motor Skills Lab 
3MT (3 min thesis) event Joe Vecchione Posted 02 Mar 2022

Well done Joe for entering the UBC 3MT competition. Great effortsJOE_3MTevent_Feb2022.jpg
Challenge-point theory paper is published in Jn of Sports Sciences Posted 13 Jan 2022

An extended challenge-based framework for practice design in sports coaching, by Nicola Hodges and Keith Lohse has just been published in the Jn of Sports Sciences. In this paper we revisited the optimal challenge point framework originally proposed by Guadagnoli and Lee in 2004 and elaborated, extended and applied some of the original ideas, specifically focusing on sport.FREE e-copies of the final in-print version are available by clicking on the hyperlink.
Joe Vecchione Publishes Book Chapter Posted 06 Dec 2021
We are excited that Joe Vecchione, a MSc student in the lab. has his first publication entitled: "Modifying Technique in Closed Self-Paced Motor Tasks" by Joseph Vecchione, Catherine Madill, and Nicola Hodges. This is in the book: "Ritual Behavior in Sport: The Psychology of Closed Self-Paced Motor Tasks" (ch 11), edited by Gal Ziv and Ronnie Lidor (Routledge).
NASPSPA Professional Development Series Panel Discussant Posted 06 Dec 2021
Translating Motor Learning Science into Effective Sport Skill Development online seminar with Vitor Profeta, Nicola Hodges and Mark Williams provided by the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA).This talk was a 15 minute presentation by each presenter, followed by a live (MS Teams) discussion.
Australian Skill Acquisition Network Annual Conference Keynote Hodges Posted 06 Dec 2021
Invited keynote presentation at the ASAN conference on " Challenge points for Motor Learning", given by Nicola Hodges, Nov 26th 2021This talk was based on some recent publications including:“An extended challenge-based framework for practice design in sports coaching” Nicola J Hodges and Keith R Lohse (2021). Article DOI 10.1080/02640414.2021.2015917. Which has just been accepted for publication in the Jn of Sports Sciences (see attachment)
Masters' student Zach Besler gets interviewed on overcoming challenges Posted 08 Nov 2021
Interview by the Richmond newsZach has been working in the lab since 2019. He loves baseball... and he is using his skills and knowledge of motor learning to address questions with both applied and theoretical interest. Follow the links on the home page to see more about a baseball study he is involved in with fellow Masters' student Georgia Grieve (the photo of the baseball player is actually Zach as a young kid!)