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Experts in Sport: Coaching, Skills Acquisition, and Virtual Reality in Sport

Group of diverse athletes sitting together

The Experts in Sport podcast is a regular series that brings together experts from across Loughborough University with external thought leaders to discuss the latest research and hot topics in sport and academia with new episodes launched regularly.

In this episode Dr Stuart McErlain-Naylor is joined by Dr Rob Gray to discuss skill acquisition in sport, particularly within baseball, alongside the introduction of virtual reality technologies and their position within the industry.

Throughout the episode, it is considered how sport is utilised to understand skill, motor control, and perception. Recognising that individuals vary in their technique and across different situations is of high importance, moving away from strict repetition during coaching into variable conditions.