High performance sport as a model for the acquisition, retention and retraining of an individual’s skill base


UK Sport

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To encourage basic research on understanding the biological and psychological basis of skill learning and retention. This will address issues of common interest such as the improved maintenance of an individual's skills base and lead to improved training methodologies for elite athletes.

Key aims

To further understand skill in both high performing athletes and the wider population throughout the lifecourse, this research sets out to answer the following questions: