Essential Processes for Attaining Peak Performance

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Dieter Hackfort, Gershon Tenenbaum
Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 220 pages
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This volume reflects state of the art and controversial discussions on the topic of athletic expertise based on a particular theoretical point of view or empirical research. It exposes the reader to different perspectives and allows the reader to consider a variety of sub-domains within the topic of sport expertise. Thus, this volume contributes updated knowledge, a more holistic perspective on this body of knowledge, and a comprehensive understanding of the topic of athletic expertise.
 

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A Conceptual Framework and Fundamental Issues for Investigating the Development of Peak Performance in Sports
10
The Roles of Nature and Nurture in Expertise in Sport
26
The Role of the Family in Athletic Performance Natural and Environmental Influences
53
Expert Coaches and the Coaching Process
72
Shifting Training Requirements during Athlete Development Deliberate Practice Deliberate Play and Other Sport Involvement in the Acquisition of S...
92
Does Cardiorespiratory Fitness Moderate Stress Responses and Recovery?
110
Motivational and SelfRegulatory Factors and Sport Performance in Young Elite Athletes
137
Developing Peak Performers in Sport Optimization versus Creativity
158
Perfectionism A Hallmark Quality of World Class Performers or a Psychological Impediment to Athletic Development?
178
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AUTHORS AND EDITORS
212
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