Quiet-eye training for soccer penalty kicks

  title={Quiet-eye training for soccer penalty kicks},
  author={Greg Wood and Mark R. Wilson},
  journal={Cognitive Processing},
Anxiety has been shown to disrupt visual attention, visuomotor control and subsequent shot location in soccer penalty kicks. However, optimal visual attention has been trained in other far aiming skills, improving performance and resistance to pressure. We therefore asked a team of ten university soccer players to follow a quiet eye (QE; Vickers 1996) training program, designed to align gaze with aiming intention to optimal scoring zones, over a 7-week period. Performance and gaze parameters… CONTINUE READING