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Sean A. Jones, Derek N. Pamukoff, Timothy C. Mauntel, J. Troy Blackburn and Joseph B. Myers

of your shoulder blade towards your back pocket,” “keep your upper body nice and tall throughout the exercise,” and “gently bring your shoulder blade toward your spine.” These were the only verbal cues provided, and verbal clues were provided once while the participant was performing the exercise

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Moslem Bahmani, Jed A. Diekfuss, Robabeh Rostami, Nasim Ataee and Farhad Ghadiri

.1.47-52 Raisbeck , L.D. , & Diekfuss , J.A. ( 2017 ). Verbal cues and attentional focus: A simulated target-shooting experiment . Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 5 ( 1 ), 148 – 159 . doi:10.1123/jmld.2016-0017 10.1123/jmld.2016-0017 Rosenqvist , O. , & Skans , O.N. ( 2015 ). Confidence

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Vítor Pires Lopes, Linda Saraiva, Celina Gonçalves and Luis P. Rodrigues

–24). Skills were demonstrated whenever children could not identify the skill from the picture and verbal cue ( Lopes, Barnett, Saraiva, et al., 2016 ). Motor Skills Competence Test Actual motor skill competence was assessed with the Test of Gross Motor Development, 2nd edition (TGMD2; Ulrich, 2000 ). This

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Pawel R. Golyski, Elizabeth M. Bell, Elizabeth M. Husson, Erik J. Wolf and Brad D. Hendershot

of the subsequent target limb step. When targeting, participants were simply instructed that impulse is “the amount of force applied over the period of time your foot is in contact with the ground”; importantly, no additional information or verbal cues were given as to not bias potential strategies

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William Abbott, Adam Brett, Emma Cockburn and Tom Clifford

as height/contact time × 100. 19 Participants stood on a 30-cm box with feet shoulder width apart and, after a verbal cue, dropped off the box before jumping vertically with maximal effort. Participants were instructed to minimize their contact time on the floor to <200 ms and to jump with maximal

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Aaron Turner

serratus anterior muscle force and understanding its role in scapular positioning. Verbal cueing for the patient included, “stand tall with chest up, and imagine you are trying to tuck the bottom of your shoulder blade under your armpit”. This cueing aided the patient in actively sliding the scapulae

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Britton W. Brewer, Adisa Haznadar, Dylan Katz, Judy L. Van Raalte and Albert J. Petitpas

arousal regulation, attentional focusing, imagery/mental practice, and recitation of verbal cues ( Lidor, 2010 ). A mental warm-up can, therefore, be conceptualized as a specific type of preperformance routine that is applicable to multiple sports, including those with tasks involving open skills; is done

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Aisha Chen, Sandhya Selvaraj, Vennila Krishnan and Shadnaz Asgari

assess their cognitive ability and were required to have a score above 24 to participate in the study. 26 Data Acquisition Participants were instructed to stand on a force plate and given a verbal cue to initiate gait with their dominant leg. Figure  1 shows a schematic of positions of feet during the

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Stephanie Mueller, Montse C. Ruiz and Stiliani Ani Chroni

with the racket, brisk walking between games, and lack of coordination, among other things. Regarding verbal cues as signals of emotional expressions, the coaches paid attention to incidents such as cursing or shouting. Lastly, the operational cues involved their players’ offensive playing style and

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AmirAli Jafarnezhadgero, Morteza Madadi-Shad, Christopher McCrum and Kiros Karamanidis

instructed every participant throughout this study to ensure consistent verbal cues. The participants were instructed to execute a double-leg landing task by stepping off a platform (height = 30 cm) and landing barefoot with each foot on each force plate; they were asked to employ their natural landing style