Analysing The Effect Of Learning By Simulation On The Speed And Accuracy Decision Making Of Volleyball Players

  • Mohammed Sebbane Institut d'éducation physique et sportive
  • Djamel Merzoug Institut d'éducation physique et sportive
Mots-clés: Perceptual Learning ; Simulation ; Décision-Making ; volley ball.


The purpose of this study was to verify the efficiency of learning by simulation intervention programme on the speed and accuracy on decision making of Basic Volleyball Skills (Serving, Sitting and Dig & Blocked) of 24 volleyball players. Two intact groups of volleyball academy players participated in this study. One academy group participated in the perceptual learning simulation, which included activities, game analysis, tactical volleyball discussions, volleyball rule discussions and decision making, they were spatially and temporally occluded to provide varying amounts of information to the participant. The other academy group served as the control group and completed both the pre- and post-tests bay using "Super Lab (V 4.04) test. Results showed important improvement in the decision making by participants in both the experimental and the control groups. Both groups also indicated a significant deterioration in the accuracy of their decisions. The similarity in the post-test scores of the two groups led to the conclusion that learning simulation has affected the decision-making for the experimental group. Our results suggest different sources of visual information work collectively to facilitate player’s anticipation in time-constrained sports and reinforce the complexity of player’s perception. Another Suggestion is made for the design of future technique to improve decision making.