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Augmented feedback

Is information about a skill performance that comes from an external source.


Blocked practice

Is a type of practice in which each skill component is practised repetitively as an independent block.


Concurrent feedback

Is information that is given during a skill performance.


Deliberate play

Is a form of sporting activity involving early developmental physical activities that are intrinsically motivating, provide immediate satisfaction, and are designed to maximise enjoyment. They are activities that are regulated by rules adapted from standardised sport rules, which are set up, and monitored by the participants themselves.


Deliberate practice

Is any activity that is undertaken with the specific purpose of increasing performance, requires cognitive and/ or physical effort and is relevant to promoting positive skill development in a particular sport.


Diminishing returns

States that as a performer becomes more competent in their skill performance and progresses to the latter stages of learning, there is a gradual reduction in the rate of improvement in skill performance in response to practice.


Distributed practice

Is a form of practice in which smaller practice time intervals are interspersed with rest periods.


Early specialism

Is the participation in a single sport from a very young age, involving a high level of structured practice and a low level of deliberate play in an attempt to fast track skill development and gain a competitive advantage.



Is information concerning the performance and/ or outcome of a movement skill, including information about errors and how to correct them.


Frequency feedback

Refers to how often an external source (e.g. coach) provides feedback to the skill learner.


Intrinsic feedback

Is sensory information the learner receives directly from skill execution.


Knowledge of performance

Is feedback regarding how a skill is performed; assessing performance on the basis of process and skill technique.


Knowledge of results

Is information about the outcome of skill performance; information regarding the relative success or failure in regard to the intended goal of the movement skill.


Massed practice

Is a form of practice in which there is little or no rest between repeat performances of a skill.


Practice distribution

Refers to the ratio between time spent actively practicing and time spent resting during a practice session.


Random practice

Is a form of practice that involves rehearsing a number of different skills in an unpredictable sequence.


Serial practice

Is a form of practice that involves rehearsing different skills, but in a fixed and relatively predictable sequence.


Timing of feedback

Is information that is given at the completion of a skill performance.



Refers to the amount of change and uncertainty in an environment or in the performance of a skill.