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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Using Immediate Video and Verbal Feedback to Enhance Performance of a Fundamental Movement Skill

  • Open or Close Jennifer Hewit* and Russell Nowels

    Department of Physical Education, United States Military Academy, USA

    *Corresponding author: Jennifer Hewit, Department of Physical Education, United States Military Academy, 727 Brewerton Rd, West Point, NY 10996

Submission: April 12, 2018;Published: May 23, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2018.03.000551

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume3 Issue1


The goal of any practice or physical education class is typically to enhance and optimize performance in the skills of interest. However, it is sometimes difficult for students to have a sound understanding of the movement tasks and how to alter their performance based on verbal feedback alone. With access to portable electronic devices growing rapidly, it is not uncommon for most people to have a cell phone or tablet readily available. Instead of banishing these devices from the facility, there may be an opportunity to use these devices to better convey points of interest from the instructor to the student. A single Physical Education class was used to trial the use of video feedback combined with the traditional verbal feedback following a forward roll sequence for grade. After reviewing the video footage and receiving verbal feedback from their instructor, students not only improved their scores but also gained confidence in their abilities. The use of personal electronic devices can allow students to see what the instructor sees in order to optimize their performance. By allowing such devices in the classroom (whether it’s the instructor’s or students’) for instructional purposes only, students can begin to identify and correct any flaws to their routine or movement skills as early as possible..

Keywords: Teaching cues; Assessment; Augmented feedback

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