Athlete Stages of Learning

Motor Learning is teaching individuals motor skills that they will use in life or sports. First review the stages of motor learning to be familiar with each of the three stages.

Answer the following questions about practice.

1. As people practice more they get better at detecting their own errors. Relate this to the early stages of learning, quality coaching and mechanics, and proper delivery of feedback.

2. Relate effective teaching and practice conditions to Bernstein’s theory of Freezing the Degrees of Freedom. What is a specific example of using the DF to teach a motor skill?


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