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THE EFFECTS OF VERBAL INSTRUCTION AND SHAPING TO IMPROVE TACKLING BY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS

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Correspondence should be addressed to Antonio M. Harrison, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, 617 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, California 90017 (e-mail: amh7280@ego.thechicagoschool.edu).

Abstract

We evaluated verbal instruction and shaping using TAG (teaching with acoustical guidance) to improve tackling by 3 high school football players. Verbal instruction and shaping improved tackling for all 3 participants. In addition, performance was maintained as participants moved more quickly through the tackling procedure.

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