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Practice task design in team sports: Representativeness enhanced by increasing opportunities for action

Bruno Travassos, Ricardo Duarte, Luís Vilar, Keith Davids & Duarte Araújo

This study reinforces the practical results of recent research demonstrating that there is good sense in designing training sessions that correspond as much as possible to skills and tactics necessary for competitive game performances. This study focusses on the conditions we create when we train, and how that relates to the performance on game-day.

In the sport of futsal, for example, this study demonstrates that creating more complicated passing options in practice increases the likelihood that such practice can be correlated to making...

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