Individual differences in the visual control of intercepting a penalty kick in association football

Dicks, Matt, Davids, Keith W., & Button, Chris (2010) Individual differences in the visual control of intercepting a penalty kick in association football. Human Movement Science, 29(3), pp. 401-411.

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Recent perceptual-motor studies have revealed variations in learning trajectories of novices. Despite such observation, relatively little attention has been paid to studying individual differences in experienced performers’ perceptual-motor behaviors. The present study examined individual differences for a visual anticipation task. Experienced association football goalkeepers attempted to intercept penalty kicks taken with deceptive and non-deceptive kicking actions. Data revealed that differences in the action capabilities of goalkeepers affected the timing and accuracy of movement response behaviors. Faster goalkeepers tended to wait until later before initiating movement in comparison with slower goalkeepers. The study of affordances in sport environments offers a theoretical framework with which to overcome some of the reported methodological limitations in the visual anticipation literature.

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ID Code: 40942
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Perception, Action, Anticipation, Representative Design, Degeneracy
DOI: 10.1016/j.humov.2010.02.008
ISSN: 0167-9457
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Motor Control (110603)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Deposited On: 24 Mar 2011 05:49
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:32

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