Skill acquisition is the area of sports psychology concerned with how athletes learn and retain new skills. This includes defining abilites and skills, theories of learning, motor programs and schema theory. Having a good understanding of how the mind works and people learn can help improve your own sports prerformance, especially learning new techniques as well as being beneficial for coaching and teaching others.
The section will look at various information processing models from the basic model to Whitings model. Also covered are Hicks Law, factors effecting Reaction time, Single Channel Hypothesis and Psychological Refractory Period.
This section looks at the different teaching styles and forms of guidance (Equivalent to UK A Level Physical Education). The styles of teaching that an instructor, coach or teacher adopts depends upon their own personality and ability, the activity and skill being taught, the learners ability, motivation, age and the learning environment.