Posts tagged with ‘Skill Acquisition’

  • Skill Acquisition – Practical Recommendations for Coaches by Nick Winkelman, PhD

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/05/2017

    Great SlideShare presentation by Nick Winkelman. The presentation discussed core tenets of motor learning and skill acquisition.

  • Perceived and True Shortcomings of Movement Training

    By Dragan Milojević on 01/02/2017

    Being that the manner of physical training, which is now more or less commonly referred to as the “movement training”, is a relatively “new kid on the block”, there are still some misconception about what it is good for or not, so it makes it a bit harder to figure out the proper role for this approach in working...

  • Movement Training in the MMA and Combat Sports

    By Dragan Milojević on 02/11/2016

    Since the early days of MMA, also known back then as NHB competitions, there has been an ongoing debate on whether certain things will work in the competition area of choice, be it the ring or the cage of some sort….

  • Testing and Training Agility in Sports [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/06/2016

    Agility is defined as an independent motor skill. The previous studies lead to the conclusion that there is very little positive transfer between the straight line speed and agility (i.e. change of direction speed), which basically means that the development of agility requires a specific training.

  • Testing and Training Agility in Sports [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/05/2016

    Technique of Running and Motion Direction Change - Running technique is crucial for the change of motion direction. More specifically, the slope of the body and low center of mass are essential in optimizing acceleration and deceleration, as well as for increasing stability.

  • Testing and Training Agility in Sports [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/04/2016

    With a clear understanding of what agility is, i.e. which motor characteristics are necessary for agility to be manifested, it is possible to proceed with examination of motor characteristics that can potentially be trained in order to improve agility. In almost every scientific research in which author tried to assess the relationship between agility and different motor characteristics, as...

  • Testing and Training Agility in Sports [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/04/2016

    Most sports played on the field, such as soccer, handball, basketball, volleyball, rugby, tennis etc, demand extremely fast movements of the whole body, which are in most cases performed in response to a movement of the ball a rival or a teammate. This crucial component of an athlete’s performance is usually referred to as agility.

  • Grand Unified Theory of Sport Performance

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/04/2016

    Grand Unified Theory of Sport Performance I have already spoke about Grand Unified Theory (GUT) in Random Thoughts on the New Frans Bosch Book and More blog post, but wanted to give this topic a bit more thought in this video.

  • Interesting Things to Read & Listen

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/03/2016

    Over the last few weeks I’ve stumbled on couple great sources of information and I wanted to share in the case you missed it.

  • Planning and Programming of Training in Sport Games

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/05/2015

    As strength and conditioning coach in team sports (a sub-group of sport games) I wanted to express my opinions regarding problems to planning and programming of training in sport games and present a possible solution. Before you start reading this article, please note that it represents my thoughts on the problems and possible solutions and that you should look...

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