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Deliberate Practice is The Key to Preparation and Antidote for Fear

Most athletes and coaches too, (in fact, all human beings on the planet) have a fear of failure or of not being “good enough” or “letting others down”. Many believe that they are not tall enough, smart enough, fast enough … Continue reading

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What Statistics Can Teach Us About What to Practice

BYU Statistics Professor, Dr. Gil Fellingham used statistics to help the US Men’s team secure a Gold Medal in the 2008 Olympics by analyzing what skills hold the most value in the game and what skills are the most counter … 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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