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1st Edition

Acquiring Skill in Sport: An Introduction

Edited By

John Honeybourne

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ISBN 9780415349369
Published September 19, 2006 by Routledge
160 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1 Characteristics and classification of skills in sport 2 Characteristics and classification 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

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Series Editor(s)


John Honeybourne is a freelance Education Consultant with more than twenty?seven years’ experience teaching physical education. He is an A Level Principal Examiner for a major examination board and an Ofsted Inspector for physical education. He is also the author of a range of textbooks, study materials and revision guides for physical education and sport.