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Dec 8, 2015

How can we learn to shoot a basketball by thinking about a cookie jar and learn to putt a golf ball by thinking about toothpaste?!!  Can a novice athlete really become great without being given any verbal instructions about how to actually perform their skill? In the episode, I explore some approaches to learning and coaching sports skills that are radically different to the traditional methods most of us have experienced. 

My Research Influences: Barrie Frost, Queens University, 


Links to articles discussed:

The implicit benefit of learning without errors

Analogy learning and the performance of motor skills under pressure

From novice to no know-how: a longitudinal study of implicit motor learning

Challenges and Solutions When Applying Implicit Motor Learning Theory in a High Performance Sport Environment: Examples from Rugby League


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Twitter: @Shakeywaits




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