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Mark H. Anshel

The primary purpose of this article is to provide a rationale against the certification of sport psychologists. The paper centers on two main issues. First, certification in sport psychology is overly exclusive and does not recognize the unique contributions that individuals with related skills can offer the profession. Instead, the field should develop a consensus about the competencies of its practitioners, researchers, and educators. Second, professionals in sport psychology must rethink this preoccupation of using the clinical psychology model to gain respect and certification. Unless a person is a registered psychologist, he or she cannot engage in clinical practice with athletes or anyone else. Rather than the preoccupation with clinical practice, the field of sport psychology would better serve the public by continuing to scientifically validate its cognitive and behavioral techniques, recognizing the necessary role of clinical psychologists, and educating the public about the required skills of sport psychologists.

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Paul Ward and A. Mark Williams

This study examined the relative contribution of visual, perceptual, and cognitive skills to the development of expertise in soccer. Elite and sub-elite players, ranging in age from 9 to 17 years, were assessed using a multidimensional battery of tests. Four aspects of visual function were measured: static and dynamic visual acuity; stereoscopic depth sensitivity; and peripheral awareness. Perceptual and cognitive skills were assessed via the use of situational probabilities, as well as tests of anticipation and memory recall. Stepwise discriminant analyses revealed that the tests of visual function did not consistently discriminate between skill groups at any age. Tests of anticipatory performance and use of situational probabilities were the best in discriminating across skill groups. Memory recall of structured patterns of play was most predictive of age. As early as age 9, elite soccer players demonstrated superior perceptual and cognitive skills when compared to their sub-elite counterparts. Implications for training perceptual and cognitive skill in sport are discussed.

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Hans van der Mars, Paul W. Darst, E. William Vogler and Barbara Cusimano

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Shamsi S. Monfared, Gershon Tenenbaum, Jonathan R. Folstein and K. Anders Ericsson

). Few studies have examined the different sources of information used by different skill-level athletes. For instance, Beek and Lewbel ( 1995 ) showed that expert jugglers relied on the sense of touch for determining the force used to toss a ball and adjust for any deviation in its current trajectory

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Richard R. Suminski, Gregory M. Dominick, Philip Saponaro, Elizabeth M. Orsega-Smith, Eric Plautz and Matthew Saponaro

determine whether they were the same person from previous images. The computer vision algorithm was then tested using a different set of 42 SOPARC WVD videos with and without individuals present. Expert Review/Analysis of WVD Videos A two-step process was used to manually analyze the WVD videos taken during

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Michelle Seanor, Robert J. Schinke, Natalia B. Stambulova, Kristoffer Henriksen, Dave Ross and Cole Giffin

, & Kpazai, 2017 ). Previously, we published a manuscript where we explored the empirical environmental-success-factors model of a high-performance trampoline sport environment. Seanor et al. ( 2017 ) aligned with the HEA and described the environmental factors that contextual experts from the sport

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Derek M.D. Silva, Roy Bower and William Cipolli III

. Spectators, fans, media, and even athletes themselves often evoke the language used by scouts and so-called experts when evaluating athletic potential. The adoption of scouting discourses is particularly evident in the context of sports media, who increasingly evoke the language to produce classification

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Rob Gray, Anders Orn and Tim Woodman

maintain a movement profile typical of an expert but act as though he or she has a different goal: achieving a result that was intentionally avoided (e.g., hitting a tee shot straight into a hazard a golfer was trying to avoid). We focus on these two theories because they make specific predictions about

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Andrea R. Taliaferro and Sean M. Bulger

intentions of preservice physical educators and their readiness to teach learners with disabilities. While most PETE programs incorporate an APE practicum of some kind, there is limited agreement on their purpose, scope, structure, and design. The primary purpose of the present study was to determine expert

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Sergio Jiménez-Rubio, Archit Navandar, Jesús Rivilla-García and Victor Paredes-Hernández

-field performance parameters in relation to recovery. 20 , 26 It ideally should be validated by a panel of experts in the field of strength and conditioning and rehabilitation in soccer to justify its practical use in a sport-specific context. Hence, the objective was to develop and validate a new, functional on