Psychological profiles of talented male youth athletes in team sports games


Guelmami N., Hamrouni S., and Agrébi B

To represent the relationship between psychological skills and performance level in ball team sports within a youth talent group, 216 youth Tunisian male athletes representing four sports ball games (16 to 18 years) packed in the third version of the Ottawa Mental Skills Assessment Tool-3 with scales for Goal Setting, Self Confidence, Commitment, Stress Reactions, Fear Control, Activation, Relaxation, Imagery, Mental Practice, Focusing, Refocusing and Competition planning. A performance level (elite versus sub-elite) by type of sport multivariate analysis of covariance with age as a covariate showed had significant effects. Psychological skills distinguished between more and less successful talented athletes. In general, psychological profiles differed between team sports games sport and practice level gap


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