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.
Education Consultant, UK Formerly at the University of Strathclyde, UK
Introduction 1. Characteristics and Classification of Skills in Sport 2. Characteristics and Classifications of Abilities in Sport 3. Information Processing in Sport 4. Motor Programmes and Motor Control 5. Individual Differences 6. Theories of Learning 7. Phases of Learning and Learning Curves 8. Presentation of Skills and Practices 9. Guidance, Teaching and Learning Styles Summary/Conclusions