Practice may be the most important predictive factor of athlete success in a sport. Designing and conducting effective practice sessions is therefore an essential element of all coach development efforts, and this book is a practical guide to help coaches make the most of training in order to yield greater transfer to the game for their athletes.
About the Author
Gibson Darden is professor of motor behavior at Coastal Carolina University. Dr. Darden has taught courses in motor learning, motor development, sport psychology, youth sport, and coaching education at four different universities. He has served on several national task forces to establish best practice standards and assessment in teacher, sport, and coaching education. A former collegiate athlete, he has coached at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. Darden has authored over 30 publications and conducted more than 35 presentations related to practice and motor skill learning. Sandra Wilson is an associate professor of kinesiology at Coastal Carolina University. Dr. Wilson has taught courses in coaching education, sport psychology, youth sport, physical education, and motor learning. She has more than 25 years of experience training, supervising, and mentoring pre-professional coaches and teachers at three different universities. A former collegiate All-American field hockey athlete, Dr. Wilson is an accreditation portfolio reviewer for the National Council for Accreditation for Coaching Education. She has authored over 15 publications and conducted over 60 presentations related to teaching and learning sport skills.