The concept of sports accepted in the world contains words such as stress, problem, challenging and failure. Athletes need to keep their mental resilience as high as possible in order to be successful and to recover early in difficult and negative situations they encounter. The concept of mental stamina is accepted by sports psychologists and researchers in a multi-faceted structure and is considered as a necessary skill only in adverse situations. In the light of this information, mental resilience levels and anthropometric properties of football players operating in different leagues were determined in this study. A total of 122 athletes playing football in the TFF 2. League, TFF 3. League, Regional Amateur League and Amateur Leagues participated in the study. In the research, Mental Resilience Inventory was used to obtain data. In addition, height, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), Basal Metabolism, Skinfold Thickness, Segmental Muscle and fat distribution and impedance measurements were performed with the TANITA BC-418 device for the physical fitness conditions of football players. As a result of the research, it has been determined that the average age of the football players participating in the research is 23.15 ± 1.28 and their BMI averages are 22.07 ± 1.33. The average score of the Mental Endurance inventory of the players was also determined from the research as 42.87 ± 0.83. As a result, it was determined that the mental endurance levels of the football players participating in the research have a significant relationship with respect to different leagues. In this sense, as the league category of footballers increases, it is concluded that there is a significant relationship in the mental resilience, trust, control and continuity which are sub-dimensions of mental resilience conditions.
Footballers, mental resilience, physical relevance