Motivation and training skills, tactics and strategies
In sport, motivation is everything.
Your level of motivation is also known as arousal and can come intrinsically from yourself, or might be extrinsic like a cash reward. Arousal also depends on your personality, so if you’re an extrovert, you’ll require more arousal than a quieter person to keep you interested. Skill training is also varied to bring out the best in everyone and ranges from unopposed to pressure training.
Open skills and closed skills are developed in drills during training sessions. Open skills are performed where you cannot predict what will happen next, eg in an invasion game such as hockey. Closed skills are performed where you can control the environment, eg putting in golf.
Drills are training methods that involve repeating a technique or skill.
Skill training can take one of four forms:
Skills need to transfer into game situations and coaches use two training methods to develop tactics [Tactics: The methods used to put strategies into practice in matches and are often adapted as the game develops. ] and strategies [Strategies: Long-term plans. ]:
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