A Preliminary Investigation into the Use of an Imagery Assisted Virtual Reality Intervention in Sport

Lindsay Ross-Stewart, Jeffrey Price, Daniel Jackson, Christopher Hawkins
2018 Journal of Sports Science  
This article explains an imagery assisted virtual reality psychological skills training program used with a NCAA Division I baseball team. This is the first time that imagery has been incorporated into a virtual reality program with the goal of increasing mental skills and strategies. Participants for this study were 27 NCAA baseball players. Each participant completed the Sport Imagery Ability Questionnaire and the Test of Performance Strategies Questionnaire at baseline and again after the
more » ... ter season (2 months later). Results indicated an increase in skill, goals and mastery imagery ability as well as increases in the use of several skills and strategies in both practice and competition. This manuscript focuses on both the development of an Imagery Assisted Virtual Reality program as well as the outcomes of the program.
doi:10.17265/2332-7839/2018.01.003 fatcat:wzthjztaw5bxtkzhgzoggdgojq