A novel on-field training intervention improves novice goalkeeper penalty kick performance

Dicks, Matt and Pocock, Chris and Thelwell, Richard and van der Kamp, John (2016) A novel on-field training intervention improves novice goalkeeper penalty kick performance. The Sport Psychologist. ISSN 0888-4781 (In Press)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2015-0148


This study developed an on-field anticipation training intervention with the aim of improving novice goalkeeper penalty kick performance. Eighteen participants were allocated to either one-player (OP); or three-player (TP) training. The OP group faced “traditional” practice, with one player running-up to execute each kick. The TP group faced three players in a form of variable practice; two players stopped their run-up approximately 1.2m from the ball with the third-player executing the kick. Following training, results revealed that TP made significantly more saves when facing non-deception kicks in comparison with OP. An implication for applied practice is that there are potential gains to be made through training anticipation skills via new on-field practices rather than the current research focus on video-based training.

Item Type: Journal Article
School/Department: School of Sport, Health and Applied Science
Depositing User: Chris Pocock
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 10:58
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 14:12
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/1284


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