What the experts think : fast bowling expertise acquisition and talent development

Phillips, Elissa, Davids, Keith W., Renshaw, Ian, & Portus, Marc (2010) What the experts think : fast bowling expertise acquisition and talent development. In Portus, Marc (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2010 Conference of Science, Medicine and Coaching in Cricket, Cricket Australia, Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa, Gold Coast, Qld, pp. 114-116.

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For applied sport scientists charged with developing talented performers an essential requirement is to identify components contributing to the development and maintenance of expertise. Previous qualitative analysis has revealed several psychological (e.g., mental focus, goal-setting and selfevaluation), socio-cultural (e.g. community and family support, cultural influence), physical (e.g., strength, height) and environmental (e.g., access to facilities and climate) constraints on successful Olympian development (Abbott et al., 2005). Open-ended interviews with expert athletes and/or expert coaches have been used to reveal competencies of elite performers to derive factors associated with success (Durand-Bush et al., 2002). However, the influence of these factors is likely to be sport-specific due to different task constraints and the changing nature of the performer-environment relationship through practice, coaching and competing (Vaeyens et al., 2008). So far, only one study on expertise acquisition in cricket has been undertaken. Weissensteiner, et al. (2009) found that development of expertise in cricket batting in Australia may be facilitated by early unstructured play (i.e. ‘backyard cricket’), a wide range of sport experience during development, and early exposure to playing with seniors.

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ID Code: 43392
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Skill Acquisition, Expertise, Talent Development, Ecological Dynamics
ISBN: 9780975166918
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Motor Control (110603)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Cricket Australia 2010, the authors and their institutions
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2011 00:06
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 02:59

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