Karl Marius Aksum - Visual Perception in Elite Football

Gary is joined by Karl Marius Aksum to discuss a very unique topic. Karl is a current PhD Candidate researching Visual Perception in Elite Football. He has a Master's Degree in Coaching and Psychology and wrote his Master's thesis on visual perception in real football match play on AFC Ajax players, aged 14-20, from where he received the highest possible grade. He also has a Bachelor's Degree in Football Coaching.


In this interview, he discusses:

- Importance of scanning and visual awareness - Difference between scanning and fixation - Exercises that help develop better awareness - If rondo's actually make scanning worse - How to implement better processes in our youth environments


And much more. You can watch the full interview below. You can also listen to the podcast version here.





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