Types of Practice

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  • Types of Practice
    • Skill
      • The learned ability to bring about a predetermined result
      • Skill is learned
      • Skill has an end results
      • Economic & effective movement
      • Skilled performer make appropriate decisions
    • Whole Practice
      • First the skill is demonstrated
      • Used to learn timing, feeling & end product
      • Normally a fast skill
      • Can't be broken down easily
      • e.g. Dribbling, cartwheel, golf swing
      • Advantages & Disadvantages
        • Good for skills that need high organisation
        • Allows athletes to feel what is happening
        • Not suitable for complex or dangerous skills
    • Part Practice
      • Broken down into meaningful parts
      • Practiced in isolation
      • Put together as a whole skill
      • e.g. swimming strokes, tennis serve
      • Advantages & Disadvantages
        • Less information
        • Overload is a disadvantage
        • Can see where you're going wrong
        • Gives you confidence
        • Not actually practicing the whole skill -kinaesthetic
        • One of the slowest methods
    • Whole Part Whole Practice
      • Whole skill demonstrated and practiced
      • Breaking it down and identifying weaknesses
      • Then put the 'part' back into whole skill
      • e.g. swimming
      • Advantages & Disadvantages
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    • Progressive Part Method
      • Known as 'linking' or 'chaining'
      • Parts of the skills are practiced
      • Then linked together before practicing next method
      • e.g. trampolining, triple jump
      • Advantages & Disadvantages
        • Less overload
        • Small bits of information at a time
        • Do it in small chunks
        • High organisation can't be broken down


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