About the Pathways to the Podium Research Project
The Pathways to the Podium Research Project is a multi-sport, multi-national investigation of the development of sport expertise, conducted by a team of sport scientists from Victoria University, Australia, York University, Canada, and the Australian Institute of Sport. The project aims to gain an understanding of the pathways that athletes follow on their way towards attaining peak performance. Most importantly, we are interested in how the pathways of elite athletes differ from those of lesser skilled athletes. The information obtained from this research will be used to provide recommendations relating to the conditions of sport participation and practice that are optimal for the development of sport expertise.
Throughout the course of the Pathways to the Podium Research Project brief insights into the secrets and science of sport expertise will be posted here to keep you updated and educated on the latest information relating to skill acquisition, motor learning, the development of sport expertise.
Please visit the Pathways to the Podium Research Project website at http://www.yorku.ca/podium.
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Author Archives: Pathways to the Podium Research Team
I recently read an editorial in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine by Dr. Daniel Gould from Michigan State University. The editorial was titled “The professionalization of youth sports: It’s time to act” (1), and although published in 2009, the … Continue reading
1. To begin I would like to give a shout out to a new blogger, Jon Roy (@jonroy16), a golf coach with the Golf Association of Ontario. In this post, he gives a wonderful description of the differences he has … Continue reading
As I prepare this weeks Expert Advantage Recommended Reads from my base in Toronto, Canada, the Coaches Association of Ontario is celebrating Ontario Coaches Week. Ontario Coaches Week is “a week long campaign that aims to recruit, develop and celebrate … Continue reading
1. “Great coaching is like driving in the snow“. Brad Stoffers (@CoachEducation) from Athletic Coach Education provides a great analogy describing 5 ways in which coaching is similar to winter driving. This may seem like an unusual analogy but the … Continue reading
Prepared by Young-Bin Cho – Pathways to the Podium Research Assistant. Linsanity. Over the course of two short weeks in February, Jeremy Lin became one of the greatest stories in sports of the past decade. His story took North America … Continue reading
1. “The myth of the skilled basketball player”. If an athlete is able to perform many skills in practice, coaches can be quick to label that player as skilled. However, it is important to make the distinction between motor skills … Continue reading