Tag Archives: motor learning

I Hold the Pen

Has there been a time when people resisted your sincere efforts to earn their trust? Have you ever felt like you had given up your pen and allowed others to write your story and in the process unjustly decide how … Continue reading

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Team Set-up and Final Thoughts on Competitive Practices (Part IV of Series)

Team Set-Up Team set-up is also crucial in designing good practices. As a coach, you must decide how to keep teams “even” or “competitive.” For example, if you have your starters vs. your non- starters (Team A vs. Team B), … Continue reading

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A Well-Designed Practice and Making Drills Your Own (Part III in a Series on Competitive Practices)

A Well-Designed Practice Since the brief introduction to motor learning and the debate between random vs. blocked practice is complete, it is now time to move on to a few of the “must-haves” for a well-designed practice. • Have a … Continue reading

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Motor Learning: Blocked vs. Random Practice (Part II in series on Competitive Practices)

  Motor Learning and Skill Transfer Skill transfer is generally defined as the influence of a previous experience on performing a skill in a new context or on learning a new skill (Annett & Sparrow, 1985; Magill, 2001). The more … Continue reading

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Competitive Practices for Starting and Finishing Games (Part I in a series)

Volleyball is a complex, fast-paced game.  In fact, few other team sports require such intricate individual skills to be performed at such a highly reactionary level, all the while forcing six individuals to cooperate within a confining perimeter of 9×9 … Continue reading

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Feeling the Winds of Change

I love this poem, and love the friend and student athlete that wrote it for me.  I read this poem often and I find strength, inspiration and empowerment from it each time I read it; I hope you do too! … Continue reading

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