EFFECT OF MENTAL TRAINING ON THREE POINT FIELD GOAL SHOOTING ABILITY OF BASKETBALL PLAYERS
Mahendra Kumar Batham and N. Singh
The objective of the study was to find out the significant effect of two types of mental practices (instructed mental practice &visual mental practice) on three point field goal shooting ability in basketball. Ninety male basketball players from Sagar division were selected randomly for this study. The age was ranged between 18 to 25 years. 30 subjects were selected from each group i.e. two experimental groups and control group. All subjects were, randomly divided into two experimental groups (A & B) and control group(C). The groups A and B were treated as experimental groups and received training program of mental training. The group C served as a control group and continued participating in the normal program. Instructed mental practice and Visualized mental practice were considered as independent variable. Shooting ability in basketball was selected as dependent variable. ‘F’ value of adjusted post – test means in relation to three point field goal shooting ability was found to be significant at 0.05 level of significance. Both the mental practices (instructed mental practice, visualized mental practice) proved to be equal in bringing the change in selected dependent variable three point shooting ability in basketball.
Keywords - Instructed Mental Practice, Visualized Mental Practice and Mental Practice.
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