Published: 25 March 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/7yw8b5njg4.1
zahra javadi


The effect of strategic self-talk on quiet eye duration and free throw performance in Amateur basketball players Abstract: Previous research has proven the effect of self-talk on the performance of sports skills. On the other hand, the relationship between the length of the quiet eye period on the performance of athletes has been confirmed, however, whether strategic self-talk can affect the length of the quiet eye period has not been investigated, so the purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of strategic self-talk on the duration He had a calm eye and free throw performance in basketball. For this purpose, 40 beginner basketball players with an average age of 23.47 ± 2.52 years voluntarily participated in this study. The participants were randomly divided into two groups of 20 people, strategic self-talk and control. In the pre-test, both groups performed 3 blocks of 10 free throw attempts, and their performance score was measured by Hardy and Parfet's six-value method, and at the same time, the duration of their relaxed eyes and their fixation location were recorded with tracking glasses. Then, the strategic self-talk group was subjected to strategic self-talk intervention for three weeks (the first educational week, the second motivational week, and the third strategic week). During this period of time, the control group did only the free throw exercise. After the intervention, both groups participated in the post-test, which was exactly the same as the pre-test, and their performance and eye movements were recorded. In this research, 2 x 2 composite analysis (2 groups and two stages) was used, and for a more detailed investigation, Scientex's post hoc method was used using Bonferroni's post hoc test to examine inter-group changes and intra-group changes. . The results of the present study showed that self-talk has a significant effect on increasing the score in basketball free throw performance (P<0.05), increasing the duration of quiet eyes (P<0.05) and improving the pre-cue of goals (P<0.05). He had a basketball while making a free throw. In general, the results of the present study show that strategic self-talk increases the length of the quiet eye period and increases the fixation location on the basket, as well as improves performance in basketball free throw skills. In this study, the participants were only asked verbally which type of self-talk was used, which is suggested to be determined as a percentage in future studies. It is also suggested that in future research, brain function during self-talk along with eye movement recording Review