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Using environmental constraints for improving skill acquisition By Tomasz Ondrusz

By Tomasz Ondrusz

Within Snowsport England (SE) coaching scheme we tend to focus on developing skill which we understand as:
“The learned ability to bring about pre-determined results with maximum certainty and with minimum outlay of time or effort or both” (Barbara Knapp), in other words to do “what you intend with high repeatability and efficiency”.

The learners (whether beginners or elite performers) use feedback to modify their performance. Here feedback is a specific term meaning ‘Information used by the performer during a skilful performance’. This includes prior beliefs, memories, knowledge, as well as sensory information to which the skier is attending. This information will be modified by the performer’s perception and emotional state and will be used to automatically select their response.

What’s the right width to have your feet apart?

What’s the right width to have your feet apart? This article was submitted by Rob Blyth (Kendal Snowsports Club) with Tomasz Ondrusz

Performance Profile – editable

The purpose of the disc is to give a visual representation of the scores which can be efficiently reviewed. In its simplest form the profile is a tool for raising awareness of current abilities and performance qualities. It can also serve to clarify understanding and underpinning knowledge. The act of creating the profile and displaying it focuses the attention of the participant and coach on the snapshot of what is real at that moment.

This performance profile is most effective when used in conjunction with other coaching tools such as SMARTER goal setting and the Intention/Attention feedback loop.

UK Anti-Doping

As coaches, you are vital in helping your athletes develop the right values, attitudes and behaviours that we would associate with being a good sportsperson.

The coach-athlete relationship is very special. Your role goes beyond developing the technical sporting skills they need to perform at their best. Developing the person is a fundamental part of being a great coach.

You most likely know your athlete(s) better than anyone else – their personality, how they cope, levels of resilience and what motivates them.

Help them navigate the highs and lows of their sporting endeavours, making sure that during the lows they always make the right choices.

Anti-Doping Rules apply to you too. So, don’t let one bad decision ruin a potential sporting career – your athlete’s or yours.

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A Guide To Visually Impaired Friendly Sport by British Blind Sport

This resource is all about helping sport providers to be Visually Impaired (VI) friendly through their provision of activities, training, resources and support. British Blind Sport and UK Coaching have teamed up to create an online training course