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Athletes’ physiques and conditioning levels have advanced significantly in the past decade. Now, it’s time for their mental prowess to catch up.
The Sport Psych Handbook makes significant performance improvement possible through training the mind to parallel the body’s enhanced development. Experts covering each facet of the mental game present research-based, field-tested approaches to enhance individual and team performance. More specifically, this comprehensive guide will give athletes breakthrough methods to do the following:
Optimize inner drive for training and competition
Maintain emotional and mental control for unwavering focus
Improve communication skills for better leadership and teamwork
Avoid and overcome slumps, injuries, and other challenges to a successful season
Complement your physical skills with sharper mental skills. Make The Sport Psych Handbook part of your training arsenal, and start performing to your potential.
Part I. Inner Drive
Chapter 1. Motivation: The Need to Achieve
John F. Eliot
Chapter 2. Goals: More Than Just the Score
Chapter 3. Competitive Drive: Embracing Positive Rivalries
Chapter 4. Overtraining: Balancing Practice and Performance
Part II. Emotional and Mental Control
Chapter 5. Anxiety: From Pumped to Panicked
Chapter 6. Anger: How to Moderate Hot Buttons
Mitch Abrams and Bruce Hale
Chapter 7. Concentration: Focus Under Pressure