Skill analysis

Skill cards: an alternative approach
Volume 29 Number 3
Skill cards are a beneficial approach to skill development and can be an effective training tool. skill cards can be incorporate into your existing training program. Tthis article provides some direction on how to design a skill card and develop a skill card training program.
Golfer in a bunker
Skill Automaticity in Sport: Coaching Strategies to Minimise 'Paralysis by Analysis'
Volume 29 Number 2
Watch a skilled athlete completing a task from their sport of expertise and it’s easy to become spellbound by the ease with which they operate.
Male cricketer batting
Theory to practice - Sports expertise
Volume 28 Number 3
At least three major themes can be identified in the contemporary study of sports expertise.
Basketballer taking a shot a goal
Short of the goal
Volume 28 Number 2
Recent research (Oliveira, Elliott and Goodman 2005) suggests that humans have an intrinsic tendency to minimise energy while performing motor actions, even when this is detrimental to performance.
coach viewing video on computer screens
Video analysis: where do I start?
Volume 28 Number 2
Video analysis, once considered a tool only for the biomechanist or high-performance coach, is now becoming a technology used by many coaches working with athletes of all ages and standards.
mens hockey game
Reading the play in team sports: yes it's trainable!
Volume 27 Number 3
One of the great coaching debates concerns whether the ability to read the play in team sports is innate or trainable. Some coaches describe it as the player who is a good driver in heavy traffic, the player who seemingly knows what is going to happen next, two passes before it happens.
Waterpolo in action
Fourth quarter fade-out - is it an excuse?
Volume 27 Number 3
As a match draws into its final stages an athlete’s skill level is often seen to deteriorate, with coaches and commentators alike tending to blame this decline on increasing levels of fatigue.
distance runners
Pacing the race - what is the best strategy?
Volume 27 Number 2
Any coach of an athlete involved with racing over a distance knows the importance of getting the race-pace judgement correct. Going out too fast or too slow can mean the difference between first and last place in a race.

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