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Jan 16, 2018

A look at the Differential Learning approach to skill acquisition. Is maximizing movement variability by preventing repetition and correction the optimal way to design practice? How does this differ from the Constraints-Led Approach?



The Nonlinear Nature of Learning - A Differential Learning Approach

Jan 9, 2018

A look at some recent research examining contextual interference, blocked vs random and variable vs constant practice.  How should coaches put these concepts into practice?



Quantifying Contextual Interference and Its Effect on Skill Transfer in Skilled Youth Tennis Players

Effects of practice schedule and...

Dec 12, 2017

A discussion with Leah Robinson, Associate Professor of Movement Science from the University of Michigan. Topics include the importance of fundamental movement skills, how these skills should be measured, perceived motor competence and interventions for promoting movement in young children.


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Dec 5, 2017

Looking at research that has evaluated the Constraints-Led Approach (CLA) to coaching. How effective is this approach? What effects do changing constraints actually have on performance? How does the CLA compare to other more traditional coaching methods?



Scaling the Equipment and Play Area in Children's Sport...

Nov 28, 2017

What processes are involved when movement coordination is self-organized around constraints? How does the performer take into account their own action capabilities? What is the best way to design practice according to these ideas? A look at behavioral and ecological dynamics.



The Dynamics of Perception and...