Steve has just had his latest academic paper published in Human Movement Science. Steve’s research examined the impact of a distal versus a proximal external attentional focus in continuous, open skills – that is, skills which have a repetitive action and in which the participants have to respond to external variables beyond their control (e.g. weather, water conditions, opponents etc.). Steve’s work demonstrated the importance of a prescribed distal focus if performance is to be optimised.
Elsevier (the publishers) have provided a free to access share link for the first 50 days of publication, so if you are interested in understanding more about critical issues in skilled performance, irrespective of skill level, age, gender and so forth, then have a look here: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1c12LcBxf01X0 .
The link will work until December 25th, after that time only the abstract will be visible as Elsevier will then only make it available through purchases and subscription services. If you have any questions about this or other skill acquisition issues please contact Steve. You can also consider coming on Steve’s signature Skill Acquisition course which is packed with evidence based information to aid your learning, as well as the learning of anyone whose skills you are helping to develop.