Promoting a skills-based agenda in Olympic sports: the role of skill-acquisition specialists.

@article{Williams2009PromotingAS,
  title={Promoting a skills-based agenda in Olympic sports: the role of skill-acquisition specialists.},
  author={Andrew Mark Williams and Paul R. Ford},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 13},
  pages={
          1381-92
        }
}
We highlight the importance of promoting a skills-based agenda in the development and preparation of Olympic athletes. The role that specialists with a background in skill acquisition can play is illustrated and the need to move towards a culture where evidence-based practice permeates all aspects of this process reiterated. We provide examples from contemporary research to illustrate how skill-acquisition theory and practice can help inform and guide practitioners, coaches, and administrators… CONTINUE READING
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