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Metaphorical Use of Song Lyrics within Sport Psychology Practice: Targeting the Transition within a Premier League Football Youth Academy

  This article explains how a sport psychologist practitioner used
metaphors within song lyrics to broach the transition phase of retention
or release with elite young football players. The metaphorical
use of song lyrics within sport psychology practice is illustrated
via a “step-by-step” case example. The role of the sport psychology
practitioner and the pre-requisites of this method within a group
environment are highlighted. The intended and achieved outcomes
in the case example analyzed were to encourage and facilitate the
players’ ability to communicate and share with each other their
thoughts and feelings on a delicate issue, and to improve their
intrapersonal and interpersonal understanding of the transition
phase encountered.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    31 August 2011

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Informa UK Limited

  • DOI:

    10.1080/21520704.2011.619046

  • Cross Ref:

    10.1080/21520704.2011.619046

  • ISSN:

    2152-0704

  • Library of Congress:

    RC1200 Sports Medicine

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    796 Athletic & outdoor sports & games

Citation

Triggs, C., Lafferty, M. E., Brown, H. E. & Tolley, H. L. (2011). Metaphorical Use of Song Lyrics within Sport Psychology Practice: Targeting the Transition within a Premier League Football Youth Academy. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. 2(3), 183-195. doi:10.1080/21520704.2011.619046. ISSN 2152-0704

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Keywords

song lyrics, metaphors, transition

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