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Movement Models from Sports Reveal Fundamental Insights into Coordination Processes

Davids, Keith1; Renshaw, Ian2; Glazier, Paul3

Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews: January 2005 - Volume 33 - Issue 1 - p 36-42

Trends for studying coordination and control have shifted from simple movement models toward complex, multijoint actions in sports such as cricket. Use of such movement models exemplifies the nature of interacting constraints that shape emergence of coordination and control processes as proposed by dynamical systems theory and ecological psychology.

Trends in selecting movement models for studying coordination and control processes from sports.

1University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; 2Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand; and 3University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Wales

Address for correspondence: Keith Davids, University of Otago, P.O. Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand (E-mail:

Accepted for publication: August 16, 2004.

©2005 The American College of Sports Medicine