The effect of a perceptual-motor training programme on the coincident anticipation timing and batting performance of club cricket players

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a perceptual-motor training programme on the coincident anticipation timing and batting performance of university club cricket players. The intervention programme focused on developing players. visual attention and concentration. Vickers. (2007) Three-Step Decision Training Model was used to structure the training sessions. The study followed a repeated measures experimental design with three groups (experimental, placebo, and control) formed by volunteers from a university club cricket team. The independent variable was a four-week training programme. The dependent variables were coincident anticipation timing and performance on a cricket batting test. Subjects were pre- and post-tested with retention tests occurring after a set period of ¡°no training¡± following the post-tests. Differences between groups were compared using Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA by Ranks Tests. Differences within each group were compared using multiple Mann-Whitney U-Tests. No significant improvements were observed in the experimental group.s coincident anticipation timing and batting performance. Although neither coincident anticipation timing nor batting performance significantly improved, further research into the use of Vickers. (2007) Model to enhance sport performance is recommended. Chapter One Setting the Context of the Study The Gaze Control Framework Object Recognition Phase Object Tracking Phase Object Control Phase The Decision Training Model Behavioural Training Decision Training Purpose of the Study Research Questions Significance of the Study Methodology Limitations Summary Chapter Two Review of Literature Vision and Sport Performance Expert-Novice Differences Cricket-specific Research Eye Dominance as a Consideration Visual-Motor Control Batting and Visual-Motor Control The Role of Coincident Anticipation Timing Visual Skills and Visual-Motor Control Visual Skills Training Visual Skills Support for Transferability to Sport Performance Doubts about Transferability to Sport Performance Vision Training and Decision Training Vision Training vs. Visual Skills Training Decision Training Conclusion Chapter Three Methodology Research Design Procedures Selection of Subjects Inclusion Criteria Exclusion Criteria Pre-Test Assessment Protocols Coincident Anticipation Timing Test Batting Performance Test Eye Dominance Test Administration of the Post- and Retention Tests Intervention Programme Data Analysis Summary Chapter Four Results and Discussion Descriptive Data Preliminary Data Analysis Eye Dominance and Coincident Anticipation Timing Eye Dominance and Batting Performance Similarity between Groups Inter-rater Reliability Research Question One Research Question Two Research Question Three Research Question Four Chapter Five Summary and Conclusions Effects of the Training Programme Whole-Body Coordination Training Disruptions for the Control Group Additional Concerns Assessment of Batting Performance Psychological Aspects of Batting Thoughts on Training Programmes Thoughts on Vision and Cricket Recommendations for Future Programmes Future Research Conclusion References Appendix A Informed Consent Form Appendix B Expert Information Sheet Appendix C Sports Vision Intervention Programme
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Subjects: sports game concentration movement precision movement co-ordination movement velocity movement rhythm motor skill eye arm hand anticipation performance training method training perception
Notations: biological and medical sciences social sciences training science sport games
Tagging: Kricket
Published: Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch 2010
Pages: 122
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced