Imagery

Mental Practice, the ability to imagine actions and movement without physically carrying out the action or movement in real life situations.

Imagery in Soccer

 Mental Practice, the ability to imagine actions and movement without physically carrying out the action or movement in real life situations.
Research suggests practicing imagery can support positive development and competition outcomes
The technique of imagery or mental practice is reported to be most successful when performed in a relaxed state, away from a competitive or performance environment.
Examples of imagery and mental practice techniques approach relative to competitive soccer could be:
  • Thinking about your free-kick routine, picturing the wall, your positioning, where you strike the ball, imagining exactly how the ball will move in the air and how you want your free kick to feel.
  • Imagining how it feels when you are playing well, your movement, how you notice other players’ runs and create good passes, feeling strong and in control of your position.
Developing and improving your imagery ability can help with:
  • Nervousness
  • Confidence
  • Anxiety during competition
  • Decision making

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