The semantic spaces of an athlete’s brain
The semantic spaces of an athlete’s brain.
Playing different sports is rather redundant. Think about the motor skills and objects of, say, hockey versus soccer. Players on two teams try to keep control of the puck/ball and put it past the opposing keeper into the goal. Tennis, badminton and volleyball share the concept of hitting an object over a net at an opponent. Football and rugby both need to advance a ball across a goal line. There are similar objects such as a ball, a goal and the field of play and movements like jumping and running.
An athlete’s brain needs to learn these shared concepts early on to be able to navigate the tactics and motor control skills required for different sports.