Research Impact: There are many situations where sportspeople practice multiple skills within the same session; for example, a golfer working with several different clubs, or a tennis player working on serve variations. What is the best way to organize such practice sessions so as to accelerate learning? A growing body of research suggests that beginners should start by grouping a set of attempts at a single skill, and as performances improve, gradually progress towards frequently switching between skills. In this paper, I identify a flaw in the design of previous research on this topic, and suggest how researchers and coaches might be more effective in their design of practice sessions.
Kearney, P.E. (2017). Enhancing practice through gradual increases in contextual interference. Kinesiology, 49(2), 20–21. Retrieved from http://hrcak.srce.hr/187467