How Small-Sided and Conditioned Games Enhance Acquisition of Movement and Decision-Making Skills

@article{Davids2013HowSA,
  title={How Small-Sided and Conditioned Games Enhance Acquisition of Movement and Decision-Making Skills},
  author={K. Davids and D. Ara{\'u}jo and V. Correia and L. Vilar},
  journal={Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={41},
  pages={154–161}
}
This article summarizes research from an ecological dynamics program of work on team sports exemplifying how small-sided and conditioned games (SSCG) can enhance skill acquisition and decision-making processes during training. The data highlighted show how constraints of different SSCG can facilitate emergence of continuous interpersonal coordination tendencies during practice to benefit team game players. 
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