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RECHE-GARCIA, Cristina; CEPERO-GONZALEZ, Mar  and  ROJAS-RUIZ, Francisco Javier. Considerations for training in psychological skills in fencing. CPD [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.2, pp.83-88. ISSN 1989-5879.

The aim of study was to know if exist differences in the psychological skills in competition fencers around his athletic performance, age and gender. 90 fencers were evaluated (42 women and 48 men; 20 elite and 70 no-elite; age: M= 21,20, dt= 7,01) without previous psychological training. The evaluation system used was the Prueba para Evaluar Rasgos Psicológicos en Deportistas Versión Revisada (PAR P1-R; Serrato, 2006). A MANOVA showed significant differences in athletic performance (Lambda of Wilks= 0,79, F= 2,58, p= 0,02, Eta2= 0,21), higher scores in skills confidence (p= 0,03), imagery, (p= 0,03) and positive attitude (p= 0,00) in elite front no-elite. We didn´t find significant difference in evaluated variables by gender or age. These results help to select and adjust specific psychological strategies in fencers training plans with the aim to keep and strengthen psychological skills getting their maximum level.

Keywords : Sportive evaluation; psychological skills; fencing; athletic performance; gender; age.

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