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University of Guelph
PSYC 3480
Anneke Olthof

Chapter 26 – Pre-Performance Routines  "Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest, until your good is better. And your better, is the best." - Dr. Seuss  PPRs are mapped out sequences of thoughts, self-talk, feelings, and actions that an athlete uses to help control arousal and enhance attention and concentration  Applied specifically to sporting situations, which embrace brief self-paced acts o E.g. used prior to executing specific self-paced skills – kicking field goal, stepping into batter box, moving into position to hit a golf shot, etc. o Situation provides sufficient time to prepare for mechanics of executing a skill. Such routines are known to facilitate performance, and create a sense of control over motor skills, arousal, and thinking  Will differ in their steps, order, and details from athlete to athlete and from sport to sport  Unless environmental conditions are variable, a relatively high degree of consistenc
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