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Using an imagery intervention to train visual exploratory activity in elite academy football players

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posted on 22.01.2018 by Chris Pocock, Matt Dicks, Richard C. Thelwell, Michael Chapman, Jamie Barker
2017 © Association for Applied Sport Psychology Football players adapt their movements to opportunities within the surrounding environment by engaging in visual exploratory activity (VEA) to pick up information. This study adds to the extant literature by using a 6-week PETTLEP imagery intervention to train VEA and improve performance with the ball. A single-case, multiple baseline across participants' design was conducted with 5 elite academy football players. Results indicated that a PETTLEP imagery intervention improved VEA, particularly in center midfielders. In addition, indications of improvements in performance with the ball were present within some participants. Future researchers could examine the processes underpinning VEA to enhance applied interventions for this skill.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Journal of Applied Sport Psychology

Pages

1 - 17

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POCOCK, C. ...et al., 2017. Using an imagery intervention to train visual exploratory activity in elite academy football players. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 31 (2), pp.218-234.

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© Association for Applied Sport Pyschology. Published by Taylor and Francis

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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18/10/2017

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2017

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Applied Sport Psychology on 17 November 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10413200.2017.1395929.

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1041-3200

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1533-1571

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en

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