pressure training

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A training system, much used in team sports, which consists of deliberately creating intensive conditions for skill practice, much more difficult than those required by the game itself. In soccer, for example, a player may be put under pressure by being made to deal in a particular way with a much more rapid sequence of footballs than would occur in the game itself. Pressure-training can improve the speed of executing skilled movements, and it can help performers retain skills under the duress of competition. If pressure-training continues after the skill breaks down, learners may have their confidence destroyed and the training may be counterproductive.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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