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Transfer of motor skill learning: Is it possible?

Müller, S.ORCID: 0000-0001-5777-4953 and Rosalie, S. (2010) Transfer of motor skill learning: Is it possible? In: Conference of Science, Medicine & Coaching in Cricket, 1-3 June 2010, Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia pp. 109-111.


Learning of motor skills through effective practice is critical for successful performance in all sports. Equally critical is the capability to transfer what has been learned during practice (the learning context) to a match. Together, the level of skill learning and the success of skill transfer can have a potent influence on competitive performance. For example, will batting practice against a bowling machine maximise skill learning and will this transfer to an enhancement of batting performance when competing against a bowler in a match? Knowing the factors that can enhance motor skill learning and transfer can have important implications for the investment of time and financial resources in the design of practice by coaches, sports scientists and sport practitioners. In turn, this knowledge is valuable to cricketers across the skill spectrum, but particularly for emerging elite and established elite players as the sport is their profession.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Chiropractic and Sports Science
Publisher: Cricket Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne)
Copyright: Cricket Australia 2010, the authors and their institutions
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