Ekaterina Y. Domrachyova, Igor N. Ozerov,Sergey N. Severin,Sergey S. Klimenko,Vladislav. Y. Dubrovskiy, Sergey A. Ermolenko
The ability to focus as much as possible, to concentrate on the upcoming start contributes to the full use of the athlete's physical and technical capabilities. In modern sports, in a highly competitive environment, this ability is crucial in achieving victory. Concentration is especially important in shooting sports. Without it, even the best preparation is worthless. Of the two shooters with equal technical skill, the winner is the one who has developed a greater ability to concentrate. The hidden, seemingly invisible ability to concentrate is one of the most important "secrets" of the champion shooter. What thoughts should the athlete's mind be occupied with? What should his attention be directed to? A survey of a large group of representatives of various sports allowed us to identify the main types of orientation of their consciousness before the start. Gymnasts, acrobats, weightlifters and representatives of rhythmic gymnastics during the "tuning" period focus their attention on the technique of performing the upcoming action. And basketball players, football players and boxers – on technical actions and movement techniques. The attention of most rowers is focused on the opponent, weather conditions, and the quality of equipment. Many rowers, weightlifters, swimmers, boxers, and a much smaller number of basketball players, soccer players, and gymnasts think about the final result.1 How does the shooter concentrate? What is he thinking about when he takes the shot? The first and most important thing that characterizes concentration during shooting is that it should be aimed at action: at controlling the body and executing the shot. Keywords: analysis, mental reliability, shooting, sport, athlete, weapons, medicine.