Acquisition of Sport Knowledge and Skill

The Role of Self-Regulatory Processes

Authored by: Anastasia Kitsantas , Maria Kavussanu

Handbook of Self-Regulation of Learning and Performance

Print publication date:  March  2011
Online publication date:  May  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415871112
eBook ISBN: 9780203839010
Adobe ISBN: 9781136881664


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Learning and performing of motor skills is an integral component of the athletic experience. To be able to participate in competitive sport, athletes need to acquire a minimum level of sport skill, which they accomplish through many hours of practice. Once a minimum level of skill is acquired, athletes can perform these skills in the competition context. Thus, participation in sports requires both the learning and performing of motor skills.

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