INVESTIGATION OF IMAGERY STATUS OF AMATEUR SOCCER PLAYERS

Yavuz Selim Ağaoğlu, Mehmet Kargün, Osman İmamoğlu

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The present study tries to explain what imagery is and how commonly it is used by athletes to increase performance. This study aims to provide information that imagery (mental visualization) is a very powerful tool to increase athletes’ performance and to provide guidance based on sport psychology. The aim of the present study is to determine the types and levels of using imagery in sport in amateur league Soccer players. Sport Imagery Questionnaire was given to a total of 190 Soccer players aged between 18 and 35 who were playing in amateur leagues of Samsun province. In the study conducted, no significant difference was found between the ages of female and male amateur Soccer players (p>0.05). At the same time, no significant difference was found between their sport years (p>0.05). In addition, no significant difference was found in motivational general mastery (MG- M) and (MS) in terms of gender and in the comparison of imagery scores in terms of age category and sport years (p<0.05). Conclusion: It is concluded that the visualization status of amateur Soccer players varies slightly according to gender, age group and year of sports. It was observed that the visualization scores were better as the age of sports increased. It is thought that starting sports at earlier contributes to the good visualization scores. It may be suggested that children should be directed to Soccer at an earlier age.

 

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