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Complex performances, those with sequences and routines, have places in them that require different conscious attentions by the performer. There are automated segments of performance that need to be started with conscious attention. For complex performances, attention remains critical regardless of the amount of practice experienced for some parts of the skill.

Implication. Cognitive control and awareness, a prepared strategy, are essential for all sections of complex performances (e.g., any team game, long duration event or competition, that is, just about all sports).

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