The department is running a series of presentations every second month to help coaches, officials and high-performance managers get the most from their athletes and teams.

December topic

Expertise and Skill Learning in Sport: Implications for Training Perception and Action

Dr Sean Müller will share tips on the importance of visual anticipation and decision-making, as well as practice principles for expert performance in sport.

His presentation will be in three parts:

  • Part 1 will make the case for why anticipation and decision-making are vital to guide action in high-speed sports skills.
  • Part 2 will outline how anticipation and decision-making can be assessed, trained and transferred to field settings.
  • Part 3 will discuss key practice, feedback, and instructional principles to maximise motor skill learning.

This workshop is relevant to managers, coaches, athletes, analysts, and sports science support staff who are involved in athlete development.


Dr Sean Müller is a senior researcher specialising in the field of expertise and skill learning in sport. A focus of his research has been to understand how experts use visual information to anticipate in sport, as well as how anticipation can be trained and transferred to field settings.

Dr Müller has collaborated with several sports organisations such as Cricket Australia, Hockey Australia and the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball team.

The findings from his research have been used to assess and train athletes in a variety of sports.


Expertise and Skill Learning in Sport



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