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Developing rapid high-pressure team decision-making skills. The integration of slow deliberate reflective learning within the competitive performance environment: A case study of elite netball

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This paper explores the complexity of developing decision-making skills in elite netball. Using the attacking centre pass as a theme, we present a framework designed to develop decision-making capabilities of the coach, performers and the players collectively as a team. The paper exemplifies the integration of reflective practice principles into coaching strategies, as the cyclic link between the ‘off-court’ slow deliberate environment and the ‘on-court’ applied performance environment. Using a five-stage framework adapted from field hockey, we describe various reflective mechanisms which can be used and incorporated into coaching strategies to develop effective team decision making. The paper utilises a period of preparation from a world cup programme to demonstrate how a coach can empower players individually and collectively as a team to reflect ‘on-action’ which, in turn, facilitates the coach, players and team ‘reflecting-for-action’ and ultimately ‘in-action’.
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Keywords: decision making; empowerment; invasion games; mental models; netball; reflective practice; team sport

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: University of GlyndwrDepartment of Sport and Exercise Science, Plas Coch Campus. Mold RoadWrexham,LL12 2AW,UK, 2: Institute of Coaching and Performance, University of Central Lancashire, Preston,UK,

Publication date: 2012-06-01

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