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How We Learn to Move: A Revolution in the Way We Coach and Practice Sports Skills, by Rob Gray, PhD
November 2021
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How We Learn to Move

A Revolution in the Way We Coach & Practice Sports Skills
Rob Gray

What is the new, revolutionary way people are becoming skillful? How is sports practice and coaching becoming more creative and fun – giving athletes the opportunity to explore and support their own individuality and creativity? Why is it time we move away from the idea that we learn through boring repetition of a skill in an un-game-like practice environment, running through tires, hitting off tees and dribbling through cones? A look at the exciting alternative approach to how we learn to move and its implications for practice design, coaching, keeping kids engaged in sports, injury prevention, developing training technology, using analytics and more.


Rob Gray is an associate professor in human systems engineering at ASU. He received his MS and PhD from York University in Canada with a focus on the visual control of movement. He is host and producer of the "Perception & Action" podcast.