Towards an understanding of the personal experience of the 'yips' in cricketers

  title={Towards an understanding of the personal experience of the 'yips' in cricketers},
  author={Mark Bawden and Ian W. Maynard},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  pages={937 - 953}
The 'yips' is a phenomenon that affects individuals who perform finely controlled motor skills. The result is involuntary movements that occur throughout the execution of a skill. A qualitative study was conducted to identify the psychological characteristics of the 'yips' experience in cricket bowlers. Eight bowlers of varying ability were interviewed about their thoughts, emotions and feelings before, during and after their initial experience of the 'yips'. After the interviews, inductive… 
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