Experience level influences the effect of attentional focus on sprint performance - a research review
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The following video was taken by the great performance coach Rett Larson when he worked with China diving in the lead up to the 2012 London Olympics. It speaks to me of the error detection system we all have, that is so important in precision sports like diving. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if this is a deliberate dive.
It's not only important in precision sports. It's pivotal for all movement skills, from rolling over in bed to swinging a kettlebell. As coaches, our eye is trained for our clients to have a minimum acceptable movement skill, then program volume and intensity to develop capacity. The minimum acceptable standard is conceptualised as a performance bandwidth and has three reasons that govern what we consider acceptable. In the Prepare To Perform courses, we explore deeply a number of exercises used in rehab and training with the performance bandwidth in mind. Then we explore how we change this, removing the barriers to performance.
The Victorian course (in Mornington) is sold out this weekend. The next course is Sydney September 15th and 16th, then Albury 28th and 29th.