ACQUIRING SKILL IN SPORT
Whether it’s a gymnast balancing perfectly on a beam, a rugby player receiving a pass whilst sprinting for the line, or a swimmer stroking smoothly through the water, success in sport depends on well learned movement skills.
Acquiring Skill in Sport guides you through the science that underlies these skills, using practical examples to explain the concepts discussed. It covers:
? The characteristics and classi.cation of skills and abilities in sport
? Theories of skill learning and motor control
? Individual differences and phases of skill learning
? Approaches to effective guidance and teaching of sport skills
Clearly written and illustrated throughout, with questions to test knowledge and understanding, this is an ideal introductory text for students of physical education, sport, human movement science and kinesiology, as well as coaches seeking to develop their understanding of sports skills.
John Honeybourne is a freelance Education Consultant with more than twentyseven 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.