IMAGERY USE INCREASES AS A SEASON OF TRAINING PROGRESSES

Munroe, K., Hall, C., & Simms, S. (1998). The influence of type of sport and time of season on athletesí use of imagery. The Sport Psychologist, 12, 440-449.

The influence of time of season (early/late) and type of sport (team/individual) on athletesí use of imagery was examined. Male and female varsity athletes representing 10 sports completed the Sport Imagery Questionnaire.

Most sports showed an increase in motivational-specific imagery but there were differences between sports. It was not possible to determine one form of imagery that was favored by the majority. Imagery use did increase as the season progressed but the specific focus of the imagery varied between sports and was not differentiated by team or individual classifications

Implication. Imagery use increases as a season of training progresses.

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