Types of Guidance


Types of Guidance

Part Practice -

  • Working on isolated subroutines of a full skill, then putting them together to form a full skill
  • Can build confidence for beginners
  • Simple parts can be practiced before complex parts
  • Good for low organisation, discrete, serial, dangerous and slow skills
  • Can't see the whole skill which reduces fluency
  • Tedious for elite performers
  • Not suitable for certain skills
  • Can be used for trampolining routines
  • Can be used to practice the arm movement in butterfly stroke

Whole Practice -

  • Learning a whole skill in it's full form without breaking it down into subroutines
  • Increases fluency and understanding of the skill
  • Gains kinaesthesis of the skill
  • Good for simple, continuous and high organisation skills


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