STUDY ON PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS OF PROFESSIONAL FEMALE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS
Volleyball teams evolution and score dynamics in international competitions (Olympic Games, World Championships) showed that psychological skills related to volleyball players psychological skills are decisive in winning matches. In most statements that volleyball coaches and players gave at the end of the competitions, often the following psychological aspects occur as defining in winning matches: combativeness, aggressive, lucidity, self-confidence, players fail to maintain concentration throughout the match, players have the ability to overcome difficult moments and return to the game, players can remain calm and play a pragmatic and precise game.
Our aim is to determine the psychological skills relevant to professional volleyball players. Research is carried out at a volleyball team of Division A, participating in competitions both nationally and internationally. The evaluation method used in this study is the Athletic Coping Skills Inventory. The Inventory has 28 items and measures the psychological skills such as: coping with adversity, ‘coachability’, concentration, confidence and motivation, goal-setting & mental preparation, peaking under pressure, freedom from worry.