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Title: Routines, rituals and rugby: case study of a world class goal kicker
Authors: Jackson, Robin C.
Baker, Julien S.
Keywords: Rugby Union
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: © Human Kinetics
Citation: JACKSON, R. and BAKER, J., 2001. Routines, rituals and rugby: case study of a world class goal kicker. Sport Psychologist, 15 (1), pp.48-65.
Abstract: This paper presents a case study of the most prolific rugby goal kicker of all time. In the first part of the study, the consistency of his preperformance routine was analyzed over kicks of varying difficulty. Results indicate that while certain physical aspects of this routine remain consistent, both his concentration time and physical preparation time increase with kick difficulty. In the second part of the study, the participant was interviewed about his physical and mental preparation for rugby goal kicking in competitive situations. The interview revealed that the participant incorporates a number of psychological skills into his routine, including thought stopping, cueing, and imagery but does not do so consistently. However, he perceives the timing of his routine to be highly consistent. Implications of these finding for the recommendation that performers strive for temporal consistency in their routines. (Boutcher, 1990) are discussed.
Description: Closed access.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22077
Publisher Link: http://journals.humankinetics.com/tsp-back-issues/TSPVolume15Issue1March/RoutinesRitualsandRugbyCaseStudyofaWorldClassGoalKicker
ISSN: 0888-4781
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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