For this assignment, you will create an imagery script for the athletes to help reduce anxiety and improve performance by helping the Bulldogs team obtain a more relaxed and positive state of mind before competitions. Be sure to use descriptive words that can connect the athlete to their specific sport situations and environments, such as “the smell the grass,” “warm sun on your face,” or “the feel of the bat in your hand.”
Case Study: The coach of the Bulldogs team is familiar with the benefits of imagery and would like you to help a few of the athletes use this skill to help them reduce their anxiety before performing in game situations. The coach states that there are several athletes that appear very uptight before games.
There are two parts to this assignment:Introduction
Include an introduction to the skill of imagery that briefly teaches athletes the key factors that make imagery use most effective. This should be 1 page in length and include the following:Explain the importance of using imagery scripts with particular sport populations.Explain key variables that can be effective when using an imagery situation.Imagery Script
Write a script that you would use to guide the athletes through an actual imagery exercise. This should be between 1/2–1 page in length and include the following:Incorporate key aspects of effective imagery in script.Utilize professionally appropriate descriptions that connect with the specific athlete and sport context.Assignment RequirementsWritten communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA current edition style and formatting.Length of paper: 1–2 typed double-spaced pages, not including required cover sheet and reference page. No abstract required.Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.