Linked Article: Practice Instruction and Skill Acquisition in Soccer: Challenging Traditions

The link below is a must-read for instructors of any fighting art or sport. Simply replace “soccer” with karate/Judo/MMA etc. and be leave your assumptions at the keyboard.  Of particular interest are “Myths 1-5,” which seem to be standard in the so-called traditional martial arts, yet are not shown to actually improve a learner’s ability to learn a skill and to parameterize (adapt to new/changing conditions) it as needed in relation to performance environments and action outcomes. In fact, common practices such as endless, detailed feedback, blocked repetition and authoritarian instructional styles actually degrade skill learning.

The floor is open for discussion…

Practice Instruction and Skill Acquisition in Soccer: Challenging Traditions

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One response to “Linked Article: Practice Instruction and Skill Acquisition in Soccer: Challenging Traditions

  1. I always find this sort of research interesting. Sport science is making greater and greater strides in understanding how the human mind and body works in tandem.

    I’ve always believed in keeping students just at the edge of their comfort zones, much like muscular confusion for physical fitness exponents.

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