We examined the effects of high- versus low-anxiety conditions during video-based training of anticipation judgments using international-level badminton players facing serves and the transfer to high-anxiety and field-based conditions. Players were assigned to a high-anxiety training (HA), low-anxiety training (LA) or control group (CON) in a pretraining–posttest design. In the pre- and posttest, players anticipated serves from video and on court under high- and low-anxiety conditions. In the video-based high-anxiety pretest, anticipation response accuracy was lower and final fixations shorter when compared with the low-anxiety pretest. In the low-anxiety posttest, HA and LA demonstrated greater accuracy of judgments and longer final fixations compared with pretest and CON. In the high-anxiety posttest, HA maintained accuracy when compared with the low-anxiety posttest, whereas LA had lower accuracy. In the on-court posttest, the training groups demonstrated greater accuracy of judgments compared with the pretest and CON.
David Alder, Paul R. Ford, Joe Causer and A. Mark Williams
Mike Stoker, Ian Maynard, Joanne Butt, Kate Hays and Paul Hughes
preventing choking worthy of continued investigation (e.g., Lawrence et al., 2014 ; Oudejans & Pijpers, 2009 ; Stoker, Lindsay, Butt, Bawden, & Maynard, 2016 ). Pressure training (PT) can be defined as a stressor-exposure program that specifically focuses on reducing choking and developing performance