A NEW METHOD HIGHLIGHTING PSYCHOMOTOR SKILLS ANDCOGNITIVE ATTRIBUTES IN ATHLETE SELECTIONS


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Sağdilek E. , Şahin Ş.

Sport Mont (SM), vol.13, no.43, pp.218-224, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 43
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : Sport Mont (SM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.218-224

Abstract

Talent is explained as a set of traits in a field that is above normal but has not developed
fully yet (Yasar, 2010). These traits in sports reflect a rather wide field and are explained as
anthropometric, conditional, techno-motoric and cognitive traits and psychological factors. It
is of significant importance that these traits to be determined specifically for each branch of
sports in selecting and training athletes (Yasar, 2010; Muratlı, 2003). The findings of the selective action array developed for this study showed that in the first phase, and especially in sports played using rackets, the development of the sustenance of attention and visual perception could be attained rapidly. Furthermore, it was predicted that by developing the automatism of hitting the ball in a desired fashion during the game, the learning skill would be developed positively as well. Thus, by making changes in the number and color of the balls as well as differences in actions to be taken, this method could be a new approach to be used for other sports to include the cognitive attributes in selection process of the athletes.