The information contained in this article describes a possible best practice solution that may go some way to remedying the lacking in international competitive performance among elite hammer throwers in the United Kingdom. The solution provided here uses a systems model of Closed Skill Development (CSD).
CSD is based upon the application and use of cognitive information processing feedback loops. These feedback loops manifest themselves in the form of an athletes actions and reactions that allow coaches and their athletes to analyse precise sensory/action inputs and corresponding motor/skill outputs via brain function.The information provided will go on to describe the impacts of learning phases on training practice models, sensory motor memory, the alignment of left brain-right brain function, and athlete learning styles.
This model training approach was understood and adapted by hammer coaches and trainers throughout the former Soviet Union and is considered by many to be the preferred approach and training model for the development of elite hammer throwers throughout the world.
Download: An introduction for Coaches as an aid to their Understanding of how we Learn and it’s applications in Closed Skill Development