Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills (Wiley by Terry McMorris

By Terry McMorris

An in depth replace of a profitable textbook on ability acquisition for game scholars. Praised for its readability of writing type and presentation the recent variation might be a vital purchase for these wanting a realistic, sport-focused creation to the speculation and alertness of human motor abilities.

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Skill must be learned explicitly. T F 2. A skill does not have to be aesthetically pleasing. T F 3. The outcome of a skill must be measured quantitatively. T F 4. Passing a ball, in a basketball game, is a complex skill. T F 5. Passing a ball, in a basketball game, is a discrete skill. T F 28 6. SKILL, ABILITY AND PERFORMANCE A person can have a relatively weak superability but still be good at a particular sport. T F The relative importance of different abilities, when performing a skill, can change as we move from one level of competition to another.

It would appear that having a large span of apprehension is advantageous. This, however, will only be the case if the person has good selective attention. A large span of apprehension helps us not to miss vital cues but it also means that there will be more irrelevant information in the display than if the span were small. 42 PERCEPTION The span of apprehension will be affected by the range of peripheral vision. , horizontal peripheral vision. It should be remembered that peripheral vision also has a vertical component.

A large range of horizontal peripheral vision allows us to be aware of what is happening to our right and left, something very important in most sports. A large range of vertical peripheral vision is particularly useful in sports like soccer and hockey where, when in possession of the ball, the performer needs to be aware of the position of the ball and the position of opponents and team-mates. While the comments made above may seem to be obvious, research comparing the range of peripheral vision of sports people and non-sports people tends to show no significant differences.

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