Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 36, Pages: 1-4
A. Manoj Kumar*
Department of Physical Education, AMET University, Chennai - 603112, Tamil Nadu, India
The aim is to identify the outcome of periodized Small Side Games (SSG) with and without mental imagery on playing ability among intercollegiate level soccer players. Forty five players from Chennai region were divided into three groups of fifteen. Their age ranged from 18 from 21 years. Group 1, underwent Small Side Games (SSG) with mental imagery, group 2 underwent Small Side Games (SSG) without mental imagery and group 3 act as control group (they were not exposed to any type of training other than their regular activities). The training lasted up to 6 weeks. All the forty five players were tested on Playing Ability before and after the training period. Playing ability was tested by using Subjective rating consists of 100 marks. The collected data were analyzed using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) and Scheffe’s Post hoc test. Based on the results the following conclusions were drawn 1. Both the experimental training namely underwent Small Side Games (SSG) with mental imagery and underwent Small Side Games (SSG) without mental imagery had significant improvement on playing ability among school level soccer players. 2. There is a significant difference on the improvement on playing ability between both the experimental groups among inter collegiate level soccer players compare to control group.
Keywords: Mental Imagery, Playing Ability, Soccer, Small Side Games (SSG)
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