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Title: Using an imagery intervention to train visual exploratory activity in elite academy football players
Authors: Pocock, Chris
Dicks, Matt
Thelwell, Richard C.
Chapman, Michael
Barker, Jamie
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Association for Applied Sport Pyschology. Published by Taylor and Francis
Citation: POCOCK, C. ...et al., 2017. Using an imagery intervention to train visual exploratory activity in elite academy football players. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, In Press.
Abstract: 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.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 17 Nov 2018
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/10413200.2017.1395929
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28209
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2017.1395929
ISSN: 1041-3200
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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