Fourth Scientific Conference on Motor Skills Acquisition 2022 is back!

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SKILLS ACQUISITION CONFERENCE AT KIsakallio, LOHJA, FINLAND 16.-18.11.2022

This is the fourth in the series of conferences hosted together by Kisakallio and University of Jyväskylä. Motor Skills Acquisition conference brings together sport practitioners of different types and international academics interested in application of research findings and ideas to enhance performance in sport and physical activity in elite and developmental programmes. The aim is to stimulate thinking and discussion of presenters and delegates, through integration of different forms of knowledge predicated on information that is theoretical, empirical and experiential in nature. Continuous interactions of delegates and presenters will be encouraged throughout the conference through provision of discussion forums, practical activities, roundtable Q&A sessions and informal social events.

Main themes are

• Skill acquisition in athlete pathways from childhood to elite performance

• Designing optimal environments for learning motor skills

• Perception, decision making and action in ecological dynamics 

The main focus of the 4th conference in this series is on the sharing and development of methodologies to enhance athlete performance and also, how skill training enhances physical activity and healthy lifestyle. To maintain this focus, the emphasis is multi-disciplinary and international, providing opportunities for engagement with leading experts in the areas of motor skills and physical activity,  modern sport pedagogies, psychology, behavioural neuroscience, ecological dynamics, and coaching science.

Kisakallio Sports Institute provides a hospitable and conducive environment for developing knowledge, skills and principles that will enhance your methodological practice in the sport or physical activity of your choice.

Check or download the program here (pdf)

The keynote speakers, that have agreed to participate are:

Click name for introduction and abstract name for abstract

 

Keith Davids - Professor of Motor Learning, Sheffield Hallam University, UK 

How should we conceive repetition in sport practice?

James Rudd - Professor in Pedagogy and Movement Science at the Norwegian School of Sport Science, Norway

Children in Motion: understanding the key principles of exploration and skill adaptation are essential when designing children’s movement experiences

Patrícia Coutinho - Associate professor, University of Porto, Portugal Patrícia

From sport participation patterns to pedagogical training strategies: Fostering sport literacy in volleyball

Jean Côté - Professor of Sport Psychology, Queen’s University, Canada 

Guiding Principles for Athlete Short- and Long-Term Development

Ian Renshaw - Associate Professor, School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

So you think there is no thinking in a Constraint-Led Approach?

Dr. Vanda Correia - University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal

Structuring learning designs in childhood through the lens of Ecological Dynamics

Dr. James Vaughan - The University of Queensland, Australia 

Football, Culture, Skill Development and Sport Coaching: Extending Ecological Approaches in Athleta Development Using the Skilled Intentionality Framework

Robert Gray - Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, USA

Capacity vs Skill: Training to Expand the Field of Affordances

MSc, PhD Student Aki-Matti Alanen - University of Calgary

Agility Evaluation in Performance Environment with Inertial Measurement Units: Guiding Practice and Test Tasks in Youth Soccer

Dr. Zöe Wimshurst - Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity AECC University college 

Dr. Antje Hoffmann - Institute for Applied Training Science,Leipzig, Germany 

 

Practical sessions

M. Ed., Educator, Author Mikko Rinnevuori - Sirkus 2.0 Cooperative, Parkour Oppimiskeskus Association, FSS Ltd. 

Movement & Skill Acquisition Ireland 

Enhancing Exploration: Martial Arts & Metastability

Associate Professor Pedro Passos - University of Lisbon, Portugal 

When interpersonal distances and relative velocities rule a player’s decisions and actions!

PhD. Jon Sundan / Professor Håvard Lorås / Associate Professor Egil G. Gjølme / Associate professor Øyvind Bjerke - NTNU, Trondheim, Norway 

Swimming competence among Norwegian children aged 9-10 and transfer of skills in different aquatic environments


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