The Impact of Chronological Age on the Quiet Eye in Youth Development Phase Goalkeepers in a Professional Youth Academy

Franks, Benjamin, Roberts, William M ORCID: 0000-0001-5736-5244 and Jakeman, John (2018) The Impact of Chronological Age on the Quiet Eye in Youth Development Phase Goalkeepers in a Professional Youth Academy. In: Movement and Skill Acquisition, April 6th and 7th, Cork, Ireland. (Unpublished)

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Whilst there has been much speculation, there remains little clarity regarding what information athletes use to direct decision making in performance settings, and how skill is transferred from training to performance (Michaels and Beek, 1995). The role of perception-action coupling within decision-making in team sports has been widely considered, and there is some consensus that skilled performers are better able to locate and interpret key information determining expertise in a particular skill. The consideration of Quiet Eye (QE) has become increasingly popular in assessing the critical moment in which an action is initiated (Vickers, 1996), and as the consistent perception-action variable in elite performers. Quiet Eye data (onset; offset and location) will be collected in a 1 v 1 dyadic system, with the primary purpose being to understand the impact of chronological age in academy Goalkeepers (13, 15, 18 y/o) against their expert counterparts (Senior Professionals). This research study has implications for coaches and researchers to i) be able to faithfully sample relevant specifying information in practice environments ii) further the theoretical and practical field in regards to intra-indivudal age variance and attainment of expertise and iii) allow for greater insight into research in elite sport.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quiet eye; Goalkeeping performance
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV0711 Coaching
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Will Roberts
Date Deposited: 03 May 2019 16:20
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:08

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