chapter  46
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Effects of exercise on the decision making of soccer players

TERRY McMORRIS and JAN GRAYDON Chichester Institute of Higher Education, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO 1 94PE, England.

1 Introduction

It has long been accepted that the skill of the team games player lies not only in the possession of technical ability but also the ability to make quick and accurate decisions (Crossman, 1959). Good decision making is thought to be at least as important as good technique (Smith, 1976). These decisions must be made while the player is engaged in physical activity, often stressful physical activity.