Attentional demands in the execution phase of curling in novices and experts

The purpose of this study was to determine the attentional demands of a curling delivery using a dual-task procedure. Skilled and novice curlers were asked to perform take outs and draws while attentional demands were measured using reaction time (RT) in the different phases of the throw. Results showed attentional demands for the draw and take out were highest at the beginning of the delivery. Compared to the draw, a significant rise of RT was shown at the end of the take out shot. Shot success was significantly higher for the take out condition in expert compared to novice curlers.
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Subjects: concentration competition technique movement precision perception elite sport beginners' training reaction speed reaction
Notations: social sciences technical sports
Published in: International Journal of Kinesiology & Sports Science
Published: 2013
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 1-8
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced