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Practice, Instruction, and Skill Acquisition in Soccer: Challenging Tradition

Mark Williams and Nicola J. Hodges

The Big Idea

These authors celebrate growth of sport science over the years.  But their concern is that especially in the sport of soccer “sport science” is construed to mean the physiology of it all and little else.  In this research review light is thrown on the behavioural and social sciences as an example of the contribution to the larger world of the “sciences of sport.”

The subject of this study is the incredibly important scientific study of the what and how of learning...

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