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Promoting Motor Development and Future Motor Performance Optimization through Constraints and Affordances Manipulation

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104048, PP. 1-7

Subject Areas: Sports Science, Education

Keywords: Motor Development, Motor Performance Optimization, Constraints Manipulation, Affordances, Ecological Dynamics

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People who work with children should be able to make an appropriate environment analysis where children move. By doing this, they could positively interfere and modify constraints, so that the detection (and creation) of affordances for action could occur easily. Taking this for granted, these children could, then, engage into motor problems resolution, looking for the best solutions for each dilemma that they are confronted with. In this paper, we reflect about educators, parents and coaches role on the promotion of children’ motor development and, therefore, in the future motor performance optimization through constraints and affordances manipulation, with examples that stress and point out the importance of this pedagogic, methodologic and training procedure.

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Matos, R. (2017). Promoting Motor Development and Future Motor Performance Optimization through Constraints and Affordances Manipulation. Open Access Library Journal, 4, e4048. doi:


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