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Liz Sattler and Rebecca Achen

other course work has concluded. There are three primary benefits that students obtain through the completion of an internship, including the opportunity to practice professional skills and apply theoretical concepts to practical issues, problem solve and think critically beyond classroom examples, and

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Ricardo Rebelo-Gonçalves, Manuel João Coelho-e-Silva, Vítor Severino, Antonio Tessitore and António José Barata Figueiredo

Studies focused on position-related characteristics of young soccer players often ignore the goalkeepers. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of playing position on anthropometry, physiological attributes, soccer skills, and goal orientation across adolescence. One hundred forty-five soccer players age 11–19 y were assessed in training experience, body size, maturation, physiological parameters, soccer skills, and goal orientation. Factorial ANOVA was used to test the effect of age group, playing position, and respective interaction terms, while analysis of variance was used to compare goalkeepers vs outfielders in middle (under 13 [U-13] and U-15) and late (U-17 and U-19) adolescence. Discriminant analysis was used to identify the variables that contributed to explaining playing positions. Age group was a consistent source of variation for all variables except task and ego orientations. Fat mass, agility, endurance, dribbling speed, shooting accuracy, and passing were affected by the gradient derived from the classification between goalkeepers and outfielders. It was possible to correctly classify the playing position based on fat-free mass and 3 manipulative skills in younger players and on 4 skills in U-17 and U-19 soccer players. Future research should include longitudinal information to improve our understanding of the factors that contribute to distinguish goalkeepers from outfielders.

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Simon A. Feros, Warren B. Young and Brendan J. O’Brien

Fast bowling is a specialized discipline within the game of cricket. Typically, fast bowlers form the majority of the “bowling attack” against the opposition team. Each fast bowler presents with varying skill sets and abilities. Some bowlers are renowned for their excellent bowling accuracy (eg

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Kara K. Palmer, Danielle Harkavy, Sarah M. Rock and Leah E. Robinson

Fundamental motor skills (FMS) are goal-directed, voluntary movements that develop into more advanced or sport-specific movements ( Clark & Metcalfe, 2002 ). FMS develop in childhood (3–7 years of age) and form the foundation for more context-specific skills later in life ( Clark & Metcalfe, 2002

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Cathal Óg O’Sullivan, Melissa Parker, Tom Comyns and Annmarie Ralph

, McGrane, Powell, & O’Brien, 2019 ). Adolescents who have not mastered fundamental movement skills (FMS) are noticeably less likely to engage in PA or sports consequently ( Cohen, Morgan, Plotnikoff, Barnett, & Lubans, 2015 ; Stodden et al., 2008 ). Fundamental movement skills are the building blocks for

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Mingda Li, Weidong Li, Junyoung Kim, Ping Xiang, Fei Xin and Yan Tang

Helping students successfully perform a variety of motor skills (known as motor skill performance) has long been an important goal of school physical education. Consequently, a considerable amount of work has examined motivational and behavioral correlates of motor skill performance from multiple

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Wesley O’Brien, Michael J. Duncan, Orlagh Farmer and Diarmuid Lester

Physical literacy has been previously defined as having the motivation, confidence, physical competence, understanding, knowledge, skills, and attitudes to live a physically active life ( Whitehead, 2007 ). Movement competency, an integral component of physical literacy, has been shown to be an

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Marcelo Gonçalves Duarte, Glauber Carvalho Nobre, Thábata Viviane Brandão Gomes and Rodolfo Novelino Benda

Studies have reported the prevalence of children with lower motor development in motor skills such as jumping, throwing, running, striking, and catching ( Bardid, Rudd, Lenoir, Polman, & Barnett, 2015 ; Brian et al., 2019 ; Duncan, Jones, O’Brien, Barnett, & Eyre, 2018 ; Nobre, Valentini

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Karl M. Newell

There have been many efforts to provide a classification or taxonomy of human perceptual-motor skills 1 (e.g.,  Burton & Rodgerson, 2001 ; Fleishman, Quaintance, & Broedling, 1984 ; Gentile, 1987 ; Poulton, 1957 ; Schmidt & Lee, 2012 ; Seefeldt, 1980 ; Singer & Gerson, 1981 ; Warren, 2006

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Cecilia Hoi Sze Chan, Amy Sau Ching Ha and Johan Yau Yin Ng

Elementary physical education (PE) serves as the foundation to develop fundamental movement skills (FMS) ( Holt-Hale & Persse, 2015 ). The acquisition of a solid base of FMS has multiple benefits for health ( Lubans, Morgan, Cliff, Barnett, & Okely, 2010 ). Actual motor competence is defined in