2021 年 46 巻 3 号 p. 257-263
Yips is a long-term movement disorder consisting of fitful involuntary movements that occur in elaborate-skill-demanded motor behavior. Japanese baseball players have physical symptoms (i.e., sense of wrist being locked) and psychological symptoms (i.e., negative thinking) due to the onset of yips. Although, clinical psychological approaches with the goal of declining yips symptoms, improvement methods that can be easily carried out by on-site coaches and teammates have not been clarified. In order to establish easy-carrying improvement methods, the actual condition of yips player's surroundings should be clarified, but in fact, how yips players are supported by coaches and teammates also not yet been clarified. Thus, the purpose of this study was clarifying the actual supports that yips baseball player received from their teammates using qualitive study method. Result showed that teammates of yips baseball players do "Technical guidance," "Acceptance for yips symptoms," "Introduction of professional," "Proposal of practice menu," "Support for acceptance of yips symptoms." These supports correspond the concepts of social support.