Perceptual-cognitive skills and their interaction as a function of task constraints in soccer.

@article{Roca2013PerceptualcognitiveSA,
  title={Perceptual-cognitive skills and their interaction as a function of task constraints in soccer.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Roca and Paul R. Ford and Allistair P. McRobert and A. Mark Williams},
  journal={Journal of sport & exercise psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={144-55}
}
The ability to anticipate and to make decisions is crucial to skilled performance in many sports. We examined the role of and interaction between the different perceptual-cognitive skills underlying anticipation and decision making. Skilled and less skilled players interacted as defenders with life-size film sequences of 11 versus 11 soccer situations. Participants were presented with task conditions in which the ball was located in the offensive or defensive half of the pitch (far vs. near… CONTINUE READING
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