Ashleigh Zuccolo is a Teaching Focused Academic in the College of Sport & Exercise Science. She completed her undergraduate studies, honours research project and masters degree by research at Deakin University.

Ashleigh's masters research focused 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.

Areas of expertise

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

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 5929


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.