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    KINE 199 Spring 2019

The role of ecological constraints on developement

The role of ecology on sports and development has been gaining more and more attention in the science world however, more research is still of course needed. This article discusses different and untraditional ways that can increase expertise in sports; unlike the common believe that expertise is gained from structured practice, they propose expert performance might be gained through highly unstructured activities. They also propose that professional advantage is selective to only some components of performance instead of all of it. The article focuses on a theory called the Bronfenbrenner’s Microsystem; this is a theory that children develop through a variation of social and cultural aspects. Furthermore, they conclude that influence of cultural importance, instructional resources, familial support, sport maturity, and depth of competition affects development more than physical training.

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This article really opened my eyes to the ideas that as children grow up and even if they have not recieved structured practice from a young age, according to the article they still have the opportunity to be world champions when they grow up. For... more »This article really opened my eyes to the ideas that as children grow up and even if they have not recieved structured practice from a young age, according to the article they still have the opportunity to be world champions when they grow up. For families unable to give their children the opportunity for structured practices from a young age, may feel better knowing that their children will most likely not face any disadvantages. This article shows the importance of overall development instead of sport specific training. 03-19-2019 7:19pm

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