Anxiety before or during athletic competitions can hinder athlete’s performance as an athlete. The coordinated movement required by athletic events becomes increasingly difficult when his/her body is in a tense state. A certain level of physical arousal is helpful and prepares us for competition. These thoughts can cause athletes to react in a manner which can negatively affect their on-field performance.
Objective: The aim of this study is to see the prevalence of pre-competition anxiety (PCA) level among university women football team of south zone.
Methodology: Study design: Present study was a cross-sectional study. Sample size: 68. Sex: Female. Number of teams: 4.
Protocol: All participants completed SCAT (Sports Competition Anxiety Test) questionnaire for measuring pre-game anxiety. The teams were ranked according to their performance in the tournament (Madras University ranked 3, Annamalai University ranked 9, Tamil Nadu, Madurai Kamaraj University ranked 4, and Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore ranked 2).
Statistics: Data were analyzed using IBM SPSS v21.0 software.
Results: All teams had average level of anxiety (SCAT score lies between 13- 24).
Conclusion: the present study supports that national level university football team players had average level of pre competition anxiety.