Faculty Publications

Title

Quiet Eye: Practical Applications in Sport and Physical Education

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Volume

89

Issue

9

First Page

20

Last Page

25

Abstract

Visual behaviors are often overlooked in sport performance training. The literature suggests that training visual behaviors, such as the quiet eye, can result in better performance across a wide variety of motor skills. The purpose of this article is to provide specific recommendations to physical education teachers and coaches for including quiet-eye training in their practices. Studies have shown that longer quiet-eye durations are associated with improved sport performance, but the location of the quiet eye varies from sport to sport. Studies also indicate that experts, novices and children benefited from quiet-eye training, and the effects of the training applied to experimental, competitive and heightened-anxiety situations involving many sports and skills. It is recommended that physical education teachers and coaches include quiet-eye training for the acquisition and improvement of motor skills.

Original Publication Date

11-22-2018

DOI of published version

10.1080/07303084.2018.1512914

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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