Module Overview

Skills Acquisition

Module Aims: To promote a profound understanding of the underlying principles of sport skills acquisition. To comprehend and to evaluate the acquisition of motor skills. To provide an in depth insight into how people acquire skills.. To develop, design, plan and execute a skills training session. To critically analyse the motor skill needs of a player, using sport software. To comprehend and utilise a sports software package in skills acquisition training To ensure the student has the analytical ability to recognise skill deficiencies and synthesise an appropriate programme.

Module Code

SMCO H4023

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Visual Feedback in the Acquisition of Motor Skills

Positive Re-enforcementNegative Feedback, How, WhenUse of VideoUse of Computer Software

Individual Differences in Skill Acquisition of Motor Skills

Physical PsychologicalEnvironmental

Instructions, Demonstrations and the Learning Process

Methods of InstructionMethods of DemonstrationLearning StylesMatching Learning Styles to Instruction and Demonstration

Modern Skill Acquisition Concepts

These cover an up to date look at skill acquisition concepts

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)50