Ecological Dynamics Approach to Skill Acquisition

Review by: William A. Harper
By Keith Davids, Duarte Araújo, Luis Vilar, Ian Renshaw & Ross Pinder

The Big Idea

When asked to comment on what he found to be so special in playing the classical guitar, Andres Segovia spoke of his sitting position in playing it. He said he leans his body forward slightly to support the guitar against his chest, “for the poetry of the music should resound in our heart.” So why shouldn’t the poetry of the sports player resound in his or her heart?

Which is what this research study is about: How can we improve the very heart of our play?