A CONSTRAINTS-LED APPROACH FOR SKILL ACQUISITION IN TRIALS

Daniele Albano, Benedetta Romano, Rodolfo Vastola

Abstract


Trials is a specialty of off-road cycling that requires the athlete to overcome obstacle courses with special bicycles. The technical component is of fundamental importance and several hours of practice are required to acquire even the basics. To date, however, there are no theoretical references for teaching this discipline and the method adopted is mainly based on breaking down what is considered the technical reference model into simpler sub-components and its continuous repetition. In this work, Trials is framed within the framework offered by ecological dynamics and nonlinear pedagogy, through a constraints-led approach for skills acquisition. The aim is to provide examples of specific constraints related to this discipline and possible practical applications for the acquisition and development of skills in Trials.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.32043/gsd.v6i1.510

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