Skill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice

MSL research field: 
Skill acquisition
TitleSkill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsWilliams, AM, Hodges, NJ
PublisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis Group)

Success in sport depends upon the athlete's ability to develop and perfect a specific set of perceptual, cognitive and motor skills. This book examines how we learn such skills and, in particular, considers the crucial role of practice and instruction in the process. Leading authorities within the field provide a comprehensive review of current research and theory on skill acquisition. Potential avenues for future work are highlighted and, where possible, implications for instruction and practice are discussed. Containing full discussion of current and complex issues in motor behaviour and recommendations for effective practice in the field, Skill Acquisition in Sport will be of interest to those involved in movement sciences and motor behaviour work in sport, as well as physical therapy, ergonomics and human factors.

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