The Relationship Between Deliberate Practice and Performance in Sports

  title={The Relationship Between Deliberate Practice and Performance in Sports},
  author={Brooke N. Macnamara and David Moreau and David Z. Hambrick},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={333 - 350}
Why are some people more skilled in complex domains than other people? According to one prominent view, individual differences in performance largely reflect individual differences in accumulated amount of deliberate practice. Here, we investigated the relationship between deliberate practice and performance in sports. Overall, deliberate practice accounted for 18% of the variance in sports performance. However, the contribution differed depending on skill level. Most important, deliberate… 

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