Impact of Physical and Mental Training on Overall Performance and Sports Injury Prevention in Female Volleyball Athletes


  • Neha Bisht
  • Swati Srivastava



Volleyball Athletes, Confidence, Anxiety, Physical Fitness, Physical training, mental training.


The goal of this study was to assess and investigate the Impact of the Physical & Mental training on the
physical fitness, competitive anxiety level and self-confidence of Female Volleyball Athletes in order to
prevent the chances of injury during Volleyball and to educate the proper techniques for the sports injury
prevention. A total of 35 participants were included in the study after clearing functional movement screening
(FMS). The participants were assessed pre and post the study to find the result and prove the hypothesis.
The scales used were SCAT, TSCI, AAHPER. The participants were undergone 11 weeks interval training
session. The pre and post results were analyzed on T-Test and Percentage analysis. The findings of present
study show that in 35 participants 66% of the participants had shown improvement in the confidence level
after the training whereas 71 % had shown improvement in the anxiety level after the training. On analyzing
6 components of motor fitness on the basis of AAHPER Motor fitness test, 77% got benefitted in the Sit
Ups training, 91 % got benefitted in flexed arm hang training. 66% had shown improvement in shuttle
run training. 54 % participants had shown improvement in standing long jump and 600-yard run training
whereas 51 % participants had shown improving in 50-yard dash training.
Conclusion: On analyzing the physical fitness through AAHPER scale, the pre post results were highly
significant which proves the physical training sessions of 11 weeks were effective in the improvement of
the physical fitness of female Volleyball players. The Confidence level were remarkably improved after
training sessions as the T test pre post analysis was highly significant. The anxiety level of the participants
was shown improvement in the percentage analysis when they were assessed pre and post training sessions
through SCAT Scale. On the basis of the findings, it can be concluded that Interval Training session (Physical
and Mental) are effective on the overall performance of Female Volleyball Athletes.

Author Biographies

Neha Bisht

Occupational Therapist, Masters of Occupational Therapy (Musculoskeletal), Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

Swati Srivastava

Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Science, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, MOT (Musculoskeletal),Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi