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Attentional Focus as a Resource to Optimize Tactical Personnel Training and Performance

by Andrew Thompson, Jason Stone, MS, and Joshua Hagen
TSAC Report June 2020
Vol 56, Issue 2

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To address and combat neurocognitive decline in tactical personnel, this article will detail the mechanistic underpinnings of, and describe how to apply, attention regulation strategies to facilitate greater skill acquisition, retention, and performance transfer.

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This article originally appeared in TSAC Report, the NSCA’s quarterly, online-only publication geared toward the training of tactical athletes, operators, and facilitators. It provides research-based articles, performance drills, and conditioning techniques for operational, tactical athletes. The TSAC Report is only available for NSCA Members. Read more articles from TSAC Report 

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Joshua Hagen received his BS in Chemical Engineering in 2000, and his MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 2004 and 2006, respectively ...

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