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Gilliland, William C.; Liu, Jiling – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2023
To assist basketball coaching lockdown defense at early training stages, we break down defensive strategies into fundamentals, man-to-man, closeouts, and rebounding in this paper. We also recommend specific drills to solidify these areas of defense.
Descriptors: Team Sports, Coaching (Performance), Athletics, Drills (Practice)
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Reagan Whitley; Jiling Liu – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2024
As the game of American football has evolved over the years, passing has become an essential component for offensive success. Although there are numerous other essential skills for defending the pass, footwork is the most fundamental skill for defensive backs. In this article, we provide a set of drills for footwork training for secondary school…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Athletes, Team Sports, Drills (Practice)
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Caleb Wells; Jiling Liu – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2024
Every great shooter in the game of basketball has one thing in common: a routine. To help increase basketball shooting accuracy, this article presents a series of progressive drills that any aspiring middle school basketball player can use to develop their own routine and improve their game.
Descriptors: Team Sports, Middle School Students, Drills (Practice), Physical Fitness
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Aslan, Emrah; Yoncalik, Oguzhan – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2023
Learning a new skill involves learning the appropriate basic form. In archery basic form is shooting form and it has globally accepted standards. Shooting form general lines are divided into phases as stance, nocking the arrow, hooking, and gripping, setup, drawing, loading, anchoring, holding, expansion and aiming, release and follow-through.…
Descriptors: Athletics, Skill Development, Repetition, Drills (Practice)
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Badali, Sabrina; Rawson, Katherine A.; Dunlosky, John – Educational Psychology Review, 2023
Multiple-choice practice tests are beneficial for learning, and students encounter multiple-choice questions regularly. How do students regulate their use of multiple-choice practice testing? And, how effective is students' use of multiple-choice practice testing? In the current experiments, undergraduate participants practiced German-English word…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Drills (Practice), Multiple Choice Tests, Student Behavior
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Rogers, John – Language Learning, 2023
This article provides a conceptual review of the principles of input spacing as they might relate specifically to oral task repetition research and presents some of the common methodological considerations from the broader input spacing literature. The specific considerations discussed include the interaction between intersession intervals and…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Task Analysis, Correlation, Oral Language
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Zhang, Muxin; Morphew, Jason; Stelzer, Tim – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2023
Preparing for high-stakes exams in introductory physics courses is generally a self-regulated activity. Compared to other exam reviewing strategies, doing practice exams has been shown to help students recognize gaps in their knowledge, encourage active practicing, and produce long-term retention. However, many students, particularly students who…
Descriptors: Tests, Scores, Drills (Practice), Study Habits
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Wade, Marcelina A.; Norris, Michael L. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2022
This article provides four key points to properly teach hitting in softball: (1) a detailed description of each of the 9 steps of hitting; (2) the importance of each step and order; (3) ways to modify each step to reach every athlete; and (4) share the importance of repetition and incorporating the drill.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletics, Team Sports, Teaching Methods
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Christopher Barton Merica – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2024
School-age children receive a myriad of physical, social, emotional, and cognitive benefits from being involved in sport, as well as several academic benefits. Children who participate in sport are more likely to have a higher GPA, increased daily attendance, and greater high school graduation rates than their non-sport participating peers.…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Athletic Coaches, Athletics, Skill Development
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Lindsay, Riki S.; Larkin, Paul; Kittel, Aden; Spittle, Michael – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2023
Background: Physical practice is the cornerstone of acquiring and developing movement skills in physical education and sport. However, research has suggested that psychological tools, such as mental imagery (MI), could effectively supplement a learner's physical practice schedule. MI is the mental simulation of a movement or situation in the…
Descriptors: Visualization, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development
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Ünlü, Hüseyin; Özdek, Büsra; Filiz, Bijen; Konukman, Ferman – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2023
The warm-up is the most important part of the physical education classes, where the student's interest and attention are drawn and motivated towards the lesson purpose. However, many physical education teachers do not give enough attention to the beginning and warm-up part of the lesson when planning their lessons. Faigenbaum & McFarland…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Physical Education, Drills (Practice), Physical Education Teachers
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Kathrin E. Maki; Mary Elizabeth Moody; Siera L. Cullins; Taylor L. Griffin – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2024
Incremental rehearsal (IR) has consistently been shown to improve students' math fact retention and fluency (Maki et al., Journal of Behavioral Education 30:534-558, 2021). However, less is known about how intervention modifications may support longer-term skill maintenance. The purpose of this study was to compare traditional IR with a modified…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Mathematics Skills, Intervention, Multiplication
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Jaclyn Schildkraut; Amanda B. Nickerson; Matt Vogel; Abbie Finnerty – Journal of School Violence, 2024
Although lockdown drills are a practice widely used in K-12 public schools across the United States to prepare students and staff to respond to acts of violence, research has only just begun to consider the impacts of these practices on those who participate in them. This study adds to the growing body of literature by examining the potential…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, Emergency Programs, Drills (Practice)
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Vexler, Yonatan Asher – Research in Dance Education, 2023
This study compares two different methods of headstand practice. One is a practice progression inspired by breaking (dance) that can be practiced on hard ground and the other is a common trial-and-error method as practiced on gymnastics mats. This study includes analyses of data gathered from field observation, one randomized control trial, and…
Descriptors: Dance, Drills (Practice), Accident Prevention, Risk Management
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Miller, Scott D.; Chow, Daryl; Wampold, Bruce E.; Hubble, Mark A.; Del Re, A. C.; Maeschalck, Cynthia; Bargmann, Susanne – High Ability Studies, 2020
In 2014, Macnamara, Hambrick, and Oswald published a meta-analysis of studies questioning the strength of the association between deliberate practice and performance. In this brief report, the correlation reported by Macnamara et al. (2014) is placed in the context of other well-known associations. Additionally, a re-analysis of the studies…
Descriptors: Expertise, Performance, Drills (Practice), Improvement
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