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Application of Virtual Reality in Competitive Athletes – A Review

skills and motor abilities allow them to observe an action for a longer time with precision (observe significant movement cues) and prepare more accurate adjustments ( Ranganathan and Carlton, 2007 ; Tyreman et al., 2008 ). In contrast, there is one group of authors who found no significant differences between novices and experts in judging whether the ball would end up in or outside the goal ( Craig et al., 2009 , 2006). The brain dynamics associated with acquisition of the moving target in immersive VR shows that the visual processing of the target occurs before the

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Bodily Democracy and Development through Sport - towards Intercultural Recognition

Bodily Democracy and Development through Sport - towards Intercultural Recognition

The theory of ‘development’, when applied to sports, remains an ambiguous and unclear reference. ‘Development’, like ‘modernization’, can be interpreted as Western sports exported to the Third World, as a neo-colonial ‘brawn drain’ of African athletes to the West, as evolutionism and ‘individualization’, none of which considers cultural diversity. This article analyses functionalist developmental theory, currently mainstream in countries like Germany. Developmental theory has a tendency to overlook diversity in sports and, more specifically, dynamics in popular sports and movement culture within different social contexts. There is nothing like ‘the one sport’, nor does ‘the soccer game’ exist alone in the rich world of football. Diversity in sports inspires differentiated views of democracy. How are different forms of democracy, especially in today's ‘competitive state’, implicated in sports? There is no reason to cultivate an attitude of better-knowing when facing the development of ‘the others’. This limitation launches a humble start for sports development as a means of mutual exchange and enrichment.

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The Relationship Between Early and Senior Level Participation in International Women’s and Men’s Handball

potentially deepen the understanding of the mechanisms involved in facilitating elite sport success at the adult level. References Abbott A, Button C, Pepping G-J, Collins D. Unnatural selection: Talent identification and development in sport. Nonlinear Dynamics , Psychology , and Life Sciences , 2005; 9: 61-88 Abbott A Button C Pepping G-J Collins D. Unnatural selection: Talent identification and development in sport Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences 2005 9 61 88 Aguilar ÓG, García MS, Marín JC, Fernández Romero JJ. Influence of a Player

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Motivational Climate Sport Youth Scale: Measurement Invariance Across Gender and Five Different Sports

-factor model, as well as good internal consistency. On the other hand, according to Duda (2001) , the evaluation of motivational climate perception in the physical activity and sports field has some limitations. This issue is perhaps related to the diversity of sub-dimensions underlying the main conceptual framework, without excluding the specific psychosocial characteristics of each context, since the up-to-date investigation in the field of evaluation of motivational climate perception shows some slippage in the concept because if affective variables (e.g. worry about

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Understanding Trail Runners’ Activity on Online Community Forums: An Inductive Analysis of Discussion Topics

., 2014 ) giving rise to a wide diversity of performances, practice modalities (distances, types of race), training methods, and use of gear. Trail runners thus bring various and singular experiences to their community, but share common concerns regarding adaptation issues and a jargon specific to their sport. The jargon is a shared repertoire used to convey personal experiences that serve to reify and contribute to a community of practice: a group of people who share common concerns, problems or a passion and wish to enhance their knowledge and expertise by

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Effects of an Interpersonal Style Intervention for Coaches on Young Soccer Players’ Motivational Processes

players, optimal time for efficacy and use of feedback, giving priority to the process ( Koka and Hein, 2005 ). To develop (iii) relatedness support strategies, coaches should propose guidelines to facilitate the integration of all players, grouping strategies, dynamics of knowledge, development of social skills, etc. by investing time, energy and necessary resources ( Grolnick and Ryan, 1989 ). It is also necessary to propose a task design involving a style of communication relationship support, which is characterised by the interaction and cooperation of the athletes

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