Ashleigh Zuccolo is an Academic Teaching Scholar in the College of Sport & Exercise Science. She completed her undergraduate studies and honours research project at Deakin University.

Ashley is currently completing a PhD, focusing on “An exploration of coaches’ understanding of the Game Sense approach to coaching”. Her primary research centres on the Game Sense approach, its relationship to skill acquisition and the understanding and implementation of Game Sense in coaching across all levels, from junior to elite sport.


Zuccolo, A., Spittle, M. & Pill, S. (2014) “Game Sense Research in Coaching: Findings and Reflections”, University of Sydney Papers in HMHCE – Special Games Sense Edition, Sydney Australia.

Zuccolo, A., Spittle, M. & Pill, S. (2013) “Twenty years of Game Sense sport coaching in Australia: 1993-2013 – where are we now?”, 28th ACHPER International Conference, Melbourne Victoria.

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Areas of expertise

  • Skill acquisition
  • Motor learning
  • Game Sense pedagogy
  • Major and minor games
  • Games analysis

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