Practice, instruction and skill acquisition in soccer: Challenging tradition

  title={Practice, instruction and skill acquisition in soccer: Challenging tradition},
  author={A. Mark Williams and Nicola J. Hodges},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  pages={637 - 650}
The acquisition of soccer skills is fundamental to our enjoyment of the game and is essential to the attainment of expertise. Players spend most of their time in practice with the intention of improving technical skills. However, there is a lack of scientific research relating to the effective acquisition of soccer skills, especially when compared with the extensive research base on physiological aspects of performance. Current coaching practice is therefore based on tradition, intuition and… Expand
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