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Representative Environment

Representative Environment

Representatitive Enviornment is a framework for assessing the degree to which experimental or practice tasks simulate key aspects of specific performance environments (i.e. competition). A representative training environment will maintain functionality and action fidelity of sport. The key premise being that when practice replicates the performance environment, skills are more likely to transfer (Krause, Farrow, Reid, Buszard, Pinder, 2018). Functionality: Is the information in practice the same as sport. Is the information the athletes are using to guide movement useful and relevant to sport?
Action Fidelity: The complete movement action (intention-perception-action) is an accurate (it looks, feels and acts) “picture” of sport.