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Saturday, January 16 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
'What is going on in the head of a soccer player?' The Psychology of Small-Sided Games

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The concept of coaching soccer (or any invasion sport) using small-sided games is considered cognitive where integration of self-efficacy, flow and play theory occur. Self-efficacy, flow and play are considered closely related and interdependent acting as reflective and formative constructs, providing intrinsic motivation, and encouraging a player’s skill learning, performance and resilience development. 

The premise of the presentation being: the greater the understanding of these concepts and how to integrate them into practice, the greater the likelihood of successful learning and execution to take place.

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Dr. Desmond Lawless

Assistant Professor of Health, Physical Education and Sport Studies, Shepherd University
Dr. Desmond Lawless is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Health, and Exercise Science at Shepherd Univerisity in West Virginia.Lawless was born in London, England, and has taught, played and coached soccer in various countries, including England, the Bahamas, Ethiopia... Read More →

Saturday January 16, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm EST

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