publication . Article . 2018

is visual search strategy different between level of judo coach when acquiring visual information from the preparation phase of judo contests

Robertson, Paul J.; Callan, Mike; Nevison, Charlotte; Timmis, Matthew A.;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2018 Journal: International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, volume 13, pages 186-200 (issn: 1747-9541, eissn: 2048-397X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
Judo contests are complex situations for coaches observing them. Identifying where judo coaches look (i.e. their visual search strategy) when observing contests can help identify visual information they may use to inform coaching decisions. The current exploratory study investigated the visual search strategies of elite, sub-elite, and non-judo coaches when observing the preparation phase (viewed from video footage) of elite-level judo contests. Participants' eye movements were recorded using a mobile eye-tracker. Participants were instructed to provide verbal coaching instructions to improve a specified judoka's (judo athlete) performance at set times during th...
free text keywords: Eye tracking, Gaze, Psychology, Coaching, business.industry, business, Eye movement, Exploratory research, Applied psychology, Visual search, Upper body, Social psychology
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