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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/24724

Title: 
  • Computer-based anticipation training in soccer: Is there a transfer to the field?
Degree: 
  • Bachelor's
Abstract: 
  • In this study an attempt was made to determine if a sport-specific anticipation training program using implicit guidance would improve anticipatory performance on a computer-based soccer penalty kick task, and also if that same program would improve performance in an actual on-field penalty kick situation. Twelve soccer goalkeepers were matched into two groups: an experimental group and a placebo-control group. Prior to the training intervention both groups completed a computer-based penalty kick anticipation test and an actual on-field penalty kick test. During the training intervention, the experimental group viewed temporally occluded videos of penalty kicks combined with implicit guidance, whereas the placebo-control group only completed the pre- and post-tests along with receiving generalized vision training. Results revealed a significant interaction between time and group from pre-test to post-test in anticipating the correct direction (but incorrect height) of the penalty kicks in the computer-based task. However, the improvements observed for the experimental group in the computer-based task did not transfer to the actual on-field penalty kick task.

Accepted: 
  • May 26, 2016
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/24724


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