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Estudos Interdisciplinares em Psicologia

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MONTIEL, José Maria et al. Assessment of mental training in improving performance serve in volleyball. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.4, n.1, pp. 46-63. ISSN 2236-6407.

This article aimed to investigate the effects of mental training on volleyball players service performance. Six male volleyball players aged from 18 to 25 years old of a team from the interior of São Paulo’s state were studied. The service performance was evaluated in three different championships of the same season. The services were scored in game situations at the same time of the intervention process. The measure means indicated service performance increased with the mental training practice, with more services performed correctly and less mistakes at the end of the intervention process. The mistakes dimished significantly from the baseline to the final of the intervention process and from the start of the intervention process to its final.

Keywords : mental training; volleyball; service; sport psychology.

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