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This research is a Quasi Experimental Research. The purpose was to study and compare the effect of imagery
training on pole plant ability among vaulter athletes. The samples were vaulters athlete training in Athletic Association of
Thailand and Pole vault Center Wathuajorrake Wittayakom School Nakhonpathom 12 persons were subject divided to 7
males and 5 females aged between 16-25 years were selected by purposive sampling. The research instrument was an
imagery training program created by the researcher. An experiment was conducted by having subjects do imaginary
exercises before regular training 3 days a week for 8 weeks. The Researcher tested the pole plant ability by Pole plant
ability assessment. Descriptive statistics, mean and standard deviation, were used to describe age, height, weight, and
experience time of pole vault training and the inferential statistics were one-way repeated measure ANOVA to compare
the mean differences in the pole plant ability of the samples in each period: before the experiment, after the 4th week of
the experiment and after the 8th week of experiment. If a statistically significant difference was found at the .05 level,
then the difference was tested in pairs by the Bonferroni method.
The research results showed that from the sample of 12 people, 7 males and 5 females had an average age of
17.75 years, height 173.85 cm, weight 65.75 kg, and experience time of pole vault training was 4.67 years have the
pole plant ability (Body angle) before the experiment was 98.04 degrees, after the 4th week experiment was 96.53
degrees and after the 8th week experiment was 93.37 degrees. It showed that pole vaulters had different pole plant
abilities than before receiving imaginary training at a statistical significance of .05. Bonferroni's method was therefore
used to test individual pairs. After receiving imaginary training at the 4th and 8th weeks, all pairs of differences were
statistically significant at .05. Therefore, it can be concluded that using an imagery training program to practice pole
vaulting in pole vaulting athletes can help develop the ability to pole vault in pole vaulting athletes practicing in the
Athletics Association of Thailand and Pole vault Center Wathuajorrake Wittayakom School Nakhonpathom.
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