Teaching Technical Skills in Sports: The Three Stages of Learning and Coaching Approaches
Using research, review the three stages of learning technical skills. Then, select a technical skill in a sport of your choice. Explain the approach that you will take to teach athletes this skill, paying attention to characteristics and coaching suggestions for each stage. How will you know when athletes reach the automatic stage? How will the focus of your coaching change in this final stage? Describe how to perform this skill according to the abstracting-rules approach to learning technical skills. Describe correct performance of the skill. Identify information that an athlete needs to use in practicing and performing this skill.