Individual differences in the visual control of intercepting a penalty kick in association football

DICKS, M, DAVIDS, K and BUTTON, C (2010). Individual differences in the visual control of intercepting a penalty kick in association football. Human Movement Science, 29 (3), 401-411.

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Link to published version:: 10.1016/j.humov.2010.02.008

Abstract

Recent perceptual-motor studies have revealed variations in learning trajectories of novices. Despite such observation, relatively little attention has been paid to studying individual differences in experienced performers’ perceptual-motor behaviors. The present study examined individual differences for a visual anticipation task. Experienced association football goalkeepers attempted to intercept penalty kicks taken with deceptive and non-deceptive kicking actions. Data revealed that differences in the action capabilities of goalkeepers affected the timing and accuracy of movement response behaviors. Faster goalkeepers tended to wait until later before initiating movement in comparison with slower goalkeepers. The study of affordances in sport environments offers a theoretical framework with which to overcome some of the reported methodological limitations in the visual anticipation literature.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.humov.2010.02.008
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 14:09
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2011 14:09
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3264

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