ADAPTABILITY AND NEUROPLASTICITY
Neuroplasticity and compensation to change are the benchmarks of motor learning that are revealed in elite performance. A highly skilled quarterback can throw an accurate pass while the ‘usual’ mechanics are not available to him, for example while he is being tackled, or having his arm grabbed. And an elite tennis player can perform very well while playing with a frying pan instead of a racquet. High performance in these examples are demonstrations of advanced motor control strategies-aka adaptability.