Amateur athletes might play baseball, tennis or volleyball just for fun, getting together on the weekend or after work for a pick-up game or to compete against other recreational teams. Maybe you won’t get the job because your understanding of elite didn’t match the (non-)employer’s. Perhaps a failure to replicate research on athletes was due to different levels of ‘eliteness’ of the participants. Many also work a second job. Non elite would be the others who might be weekend warriors or someone who just loves the sport and does not have the time or chooses not to enter the elite level. The present study aims at comparing sport imagery ability and its subscales among elite and non-elite athletes. Non-elite female athletes, on the other hand, perceived a greater degree of potential harm-loss. The research design is causal-comparative or ex post facto. Athletes' heart rates tend to be lower than heart rates of non-athletes. A well-trained athlete may have a normal resting heart rate of only 40 beats per minute, compared with the average heart rate that ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. The aim of the paper is to widen knowledge about motivation of elite, recreational athletes and non-athletes. The good news is that an athlete can train his neuromuscular system resulting in better coordination and quicker movements. Participants from the elite athletes group (n = 35, 16.7 ± .70 years old) were football players of the Slovak national team. Elite distance runners also have better running economy compared to other runners, meaning they use smaller quantities of oxygen and energy to maintain a given speed. Statistical population included all elite and non-elite athletes in the nation, aged 17-30, from whom 134 elite and 176 non-elite athletes were selected through convenience sampling. A low resting heart rate is generally a sign of good cardiovascular fitness and efficiency. *Dr. Bruce Brown, from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, wrote an article about the differences between athletes and non-athletes* Having read his article, I have broken it down into what I think are the four steps to knowing the difference between those two types of people. You could also be considered an elite athlete but not be a pro or making an income at all. Compared to female non-elite athletes, female elite athletes scored higher for Threat and Centrality, and, lower appraisal level for potential harm/loss and the importance of an event for well-being. This review delineates specific performance characteristics in the elite athlete and may help guide rehabilitation. 1. The aim of the paper is to widen knowledge about motivation of elite, recreational athletes and non-athletes. 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