134 – Are there General Perceptual-Motor Abilities? Should we be Testing & Training Them?

A look at the somewhat controversial topic of general perceptual-motor abilities. Are there general abilities such as agility and hand-eye coordination that apply to all sports or are the skills athletes use mainly sports specific? If such general abilities do exist, is it worth testing for them and training to improve them?
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The General Motor Ability Hypothesis: An Old Idea Revisited
Skill not athleticism predicts individual variation in match performance of soccer players
Further evidence against eye-hand coordination as a general ability

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