Strategic self-talk assists basketball free throw performance under conditions of physical exertion.

Galanis, Evangelos, Hatzigeorgiadis, Antonis, Charachousi, Fedra, Latinjak, Alexander, Comoutos, Nikos and Theodorakis, Yannis (2022) Strategic self-talk assists basketball free throw performance under conditions of physical exertion. Frontiers in sports and active living, 4 (892046). ISSN 2624-9367

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of a strategic self-talk intervention on basketball free throw performance under conditions of physical exertion. Forty-one male basketball players (Mage = 23.19 years) participated in the study. Following a baseline assessment, a 3-week intervention was implemented. During this period participants of the two groups practiced the same number of free throws in their training sessions; participants of the experimental group practiced using self-talk and developed personal free throw self-talk plans. In the final assessment, the participants repeated the free throw test following a typical shuttle run task causing increased physical exertion. The results showed that in the final assessment the self-talk group performed significantly better than the control group. Overall, the findings indicate that self-talk can be an effective strategy for basketball players when performing free throw under conditions of physical exertion, which is a typical situation in basketball games. [Abstract copyright: Copyright © 2022 Galanis, Hatzigeorgiadis, Charachousi, Latinjak, Comoutos and Theodorakis.]

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: exhaustion, attention, applied sport psychology, self-talk mechanisms, shuttle run
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Science & Technology
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2022 08:00
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2022 08:00
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2606

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