Mental Skills of Iranian Women in Premier League Soccer

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Ali Mazaherinezhad , Niloufar Dirmanchi , Hooman Angoorani , Sahar Kiaei Daronkola , Seyed Mohsen Rahimi


Mental Skills are important factors for successful sports performance in professional sports, including soccer. The purpose of this study was to assess the mental skills of Iranian Women Premier League Soccer players.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 122 premier league players volunteered to participate. They completed the Ottawa Mental Skills Assessment Tool-3 (OMSAT-3). This test is a reliable and valid instrument containing 48 questions assessing three main psychological components skills including basic, psycho-somatic, and cognitive skills.

Results: The results showed there were significant differences between the basic mental skill (22.72±2.67) compared to cognitive (19.7±2.54) and psychosomatic (18.83±1.38) components (P=0.0001, P-0.0001), respectively.

Conclusion: It was concluded that the mental skills of Soccer players in the Iranian Women Premier league need improvement in several sub-skills.

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