PW24 Opportunities for integrating attention training in daily practice

Chair: Poimann, D. J. & Lochmann, M.HOCKEY TRAINING CENTRE
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(1) Poimann, D., (1,2) Lochmann, M.
Opportunities for integrating attention training in daily practice
Attention plays a crucial role in sport games. It is one of the mental foundations for a successful player, because it has an impact on many parts of the game like performing under pressure, creativity, perception, decision-making as well as the development and execution of techno-motoric skills. One reason attention has become more and more important is the increasing pace of sports games over the last decade. Consequently, attention is an important factor for a player’s development and performance. Outside of the field of sports there is evidence that an attention training in young age can boost attention. First results of my own scientific work and my experience as sports psychologist indicate that attention can be trained very effectively at young age in football. Hence, a training at young age should have a positive impact on the development and therefore later performance of players. Therefore, it seems reasonable to train the ability of attention regularly from an early age on. However, there seems to be too little time in daily practice to carve out additional time for extra attention training. The aim of this practical workshop is to illustrate how to integrate basic and situation specific attention training into daily practice at all age levels.
First a short theoretical framework of the main concepts in attention research will be given - including focus of attention, selective attention, divided attention and vigilance – and its meaning for team sports will be discussed. Then some practical football drills, for example warm-up, passing and shooting and the possibilities of integrating attention training will be demonstrated. Furthermore, different styles of coaching and its effects on attention will be exemplified. At the end there will be room for discussion about further ideas and transfer to other sport games.
 
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