What the experts think : fast bowling expertise acquisition and talent

PHILLIPS, E, DAVIDS, Keith, RENSHAW, I and PORTAS, M (2010). What the experts think : fast bowling expertise acquisition and talent. In: PORTUS, Marc, (ed.) Conference of Science, Medicine & Coaching in Cricket 2010 : Conference Proceedings. Cricket Australia.

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Abstract

For applied sport scientists charged with developing talented performers an essential requirement is to identify components contributing to the development and maintenance of expertise. Previous qualitative analysis has revealed several psychological (e.g., mental focus, goal-setting and selfevaluation), socio-cultural (e.g. community and family support, cultural influence), physical (e.g., strength, height) and environmental (e.g., access to facilities and climate) constraints on successful Olympian development (Abbott et al., 2005). Open-ended interviews with expert athletes and/or expert coaches have been used to reveal competencies of elite performers to derive factors associated with success (Durand-Bush et al., 2002). However, the influence of these factors is likely to be sport-specific due to different task constraints and the changing nature of the performer-environment relationship through practice, coaching and competing (Vaeyens et al., 2008). So far, only one study on expertise acquisition in cricket has been undertaken. Weissensteiner, et al. (2009) found that development of expertise in cricket batting in Australia may be facilitated by early unstructured play (i.e. ‘backyard cricket’), a wide range of sport experience during development, and early exposure to playing with seniors.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2016 10:26
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2016 10:26
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12532

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