1st Edition

Interceptive Actions in Sport
Information and Movement

ISBN 9780415241533
Published June 27, 2002 by Routledge
372 Pages

USD $74.95

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Book Description

Dynamic interceptive actions are those actions for which the body, or an implement, must be moved into the right place at the right time in order to accomplish a task. These actions are particularly prevalent in sport, for example reaching to catch a ball or running towards a target to make a tackle.
This book is the first to offer a comprehensive review of existing theoretical research on dynamic interceptive actions, as well as close examination of specific, practical applications. The book includes material on:
* catching
* wielding tennis rackets
* putting in golf
* controlling and kicking a soccer ball.
It is essential reading for anybody with a close interest in motor learning and control or skill acquisition, and will be of interest to students of sport psychology, movement science and coaching science.

Table of Contents

b1. Interceptive Actions in Sport: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Applications 2. Cognitive Expertise and Interceptive Actions 3. Visual Search and Cue Utilisation in Racket Sport 4. Vision and Proprioception in Controlling a Soccer Ball 5. Learning to Cross a Balance Beam: Implications for Teachers, Coaches and Therapists 6. Implicit and Explicit Learning in Golf Putting 7. Visual Information for One-Handed Catching 8. Intercepting Accelerating Objects 9. Catching Fly Balls 10. Auditory Information for Ball Catching 11. Sensitivity of Children and Adults to Haptic Information in Wielding Tennis Rackets 12. Perception and Action During Interceptive Tasks: An Integrative Modelling Perspective 13. Co-ordination Dynamics of Interceptive Actions 14. Bimanual Co-ordination in Catching Behaviour 15. Co-ordination in the Volleyball Serve: Expert-Novice Differences 16. Co-ordination and control of kicking in Soccer 17. Acquiring Co-ordination in Self-Paced Extrinsic Timing Tasks 18. Control of Grip Force in Interceptive Sport Actions 19. Grip Force Dynamics in Cricket Batting 20. Regulating Stride Parameters in the Long Jump Approach Phase 21. Co-ordination and Control of the Triple Jump Run-Up

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