Quiet Eye: Practical Applications in Sport and Physical Education
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
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.
Department of Kinesiology
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Digmann, Jacob; Prouty, Zachary; Klein, Ashley; Castro, Wesley; Lang, Alex; Fontana, Fabio; and Mack, Mick, "Quiet Eye: Practical Applications in Sport and Physical Education" (2018). Faculty Publications. 632.