Strategies for Filling a Performance Gap Between Practice and High-Level Competition


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The mechanics of RT can be divided into cognitive time (premotor time) and motor time (the time used for overcoming the inertia of moving parts of the body). Because training can do little to shorten motor time (Schmidt 8t Wrisberg, 2008), coaches focus on trying to shorten athletes' cognitive time in order for them to react to external stimuli more quickly, Specifically, cognitive time (decision-making time) is divided into three different phases: (1) stimulus identification, (2) response selection, and (3) response programming (Schmidt & Wrisberg).