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Canal-Bruland, Rouwen; Mooren, Merel; Savelsbergh, Geert J. P. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
In this study, we examined how perceptual-motor expertise and watching experience contribute to anticipating the outcome of opponents' attacking actions in beach volleyball. To this end, we invited 8 expert beach volleyball players, 8 expert coaches, 8 expert referees, and 8 control participants with no beach volleyball experience to watch videos…
Descriptors: Perceptual Motor Coordination, Expertise, Team Sports, Expectation
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Canal-Bruland, Rouwen – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
Perceptual-cognitive processes play an important role in open, fast-paced, interceptive sports such as tennis, basketball, and soccer. Visual information processing has been shown to distinguish skilled from less skilled athletes. Research on the perceptual demands of sports performance has raised questions regarding athletes' visual information…
Descriptors: Attention, Visual Perception, Decision Making, Cognitive Processes