Coaching the Mental Game
Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Whoever claims winning isn't everything obviously has not spoken with an athletic coach.Coaching the Mental Game offers coaches of all sports a definitive volume for effectively understanding an athlete's mental awareness, which in turn will help drive success. Author H.A. Dorfman details appropriate coaching strategies aimed at perfecting the player's mental approach to performance. Coaching the Mental Game will become the Bible for coaches who strive to make their athletes the most complete performers possible. Not only a wonderful asset to athletic coaches, this book will also prove to be a motivational resource for workers in all industries as well as in the game of life.
Ninety Percent Mental
Author: Bob Tewksbury
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Former Major League pitcher and mental skills coach for two of baseball's legendary franchises (the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants) Bob Tewksbury takes fans inside the psychology of baseball. In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at the stadium don't have access to the mind games a pitcher must play in order to get through an at-bat, an inning, a game. Tewksbury explores the fascinating psychology behind baseball, such as how players use techniques of imagery, self-awareness, and strategic thinking to maximize performance, and how a pitcher's strategy changes throughout a game. He also offers an in-depth look into some of baseball's most monumental moments and intimate anecdotes from a "who's who" of the game, including legendary players who Tewksbury played with and against (such as Mark McGwire, Craig Biggio, and Greg Maddux), game-changing managers and executives (Joe Torre, Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean), and current star players (Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Miller, Rich Hill). With Tewksbury's esoteric knowledge as a thinking-fan's player and his expertise as a "baseball whisperer", this entertaining book is perfect for any fan who wants to see the game in a way he or she has never seen it before. Ninety Percent Mental will deliver an unprecedented look at the mound games and mind games of Major League Baseball.
This book presents an applied approach to sport psychology and is designed to enable coaches and students to understand key sport psychology tools. It provides coaches with a practical discussion of motivation, communication, stress management, mental imagery and other important topics. It is a reader-friendly organisation that includes: learning objectives that introduce each chapter; sidebars illustrating sport-specific applications of key concepts and principles and chapter summaries.
The Mental Game of Poker
Author: Jared Tendler, Barry Carter
Publisher: Jared Tendler LLC
"Players today are selfish and hard to coach." "It's hard to get good team chemistry these days." "I wish I could just coach and not deal with all the hassles with parents, administrators, and players." Have you muttered such complaints to yourself or even spoken them aloud? If so, Know Yourself as a Coach can help. In Know Yourself as a Coach you will learn how to evaluate yourself as a person to determine what defines you and what motivates you-and how best to put that newfound insight to use; assess your coaching style, analyze where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and decide how to use this knowledge to enhance your skills; hone your people skills and put them to work for you; and develop the mental side of coaching. Whether you are an up-and-coming coach or a longtime veteran, Know Yourself as a Coach will give you new insights into yourself, your players, and your approach to coaching.
Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement
Author: Keith A. Kaufman, Carol R. Glass, Timothy R. Pineau
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
This book is a comprehensive resource on the history, theory, and practice of mindfulness in sport. The authors present their empirically-supported, six-session mindfulness program adapted for specific athletic populations.
Author: Joseph L Massimo, Dr. Sue Massimo
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Gymnastics Psychology takes a comprehensive look at the factors that are necessary for training champions while emphasizing concern for the athlete’s psychological status, regardless of the level of achievement. The easy-to-follow articles cover the interpersonal relationships of coaches and athletes, psychological issues pertaining to motivation and fear management, meet preparation and goal setting, as well as vital family, school and peer relationships. The authors provide definitive insight in the areas of psychological development and competitive behaviors that are critical to success.
The Mental Game of Baseball
Author: H. A. Dorfman, Karl Kuehl
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game.The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played. Intended for players, managers, coaches, agents, and administrators as well as fans who want a more in-depth look at the makeup of the complete baseball player.
Tennis is more mentally difficult than most other sports. Because of its one-on-one nature, it feels more important than it is. Competitive matches can become highly stressful, and losing is painful. Emotions tend to get out of hand, with fears and nerves becoming difficult to control. Confidence comes and goes; the scoring system is diabolical; and everyone is at risk of choking, even the greatest players in the world. This book attacks these and other issues faced by players of all levels. Dr. Allen Fox’s solutions are logical and straightforward, and most importantly, they have been tested on court and they work.
“Dr. Bell’s book does a terrific job at breaking down the tools you need and to practice to become a mentally tough competitor.” –John Dal Corobbo- 2009 Indiana PGA Teacher of the Year " Mental Toughness Training for Golf is an excellent resource for coaches and players of all levels. Dr. Bell has done an excellent job compiling diverse and practical philosophies with a proven track record of success. Mental toughness and effective training is the final frontier of coaching our sport." -O.D. Vincent- 1999 National Coach of the Year " Dr. Rob has developed a road map for success. He has helped me numerous times and is very insightful about what it takes for every player to reach their full potential." -Mark Guhne- Three Time Southern Conference Coach of the Year “The practice ideas and tournament mental processes that Dr. Rob Bell reveals in this book are incredibly valuable to a player, coach, or parent. A "must read,” for anyone looking to develop mental toughness.” –Randy Wylie- Golf Digest “Best Teachers in State” Mental Toughness Training for Golf illustrates how to maximize our preparation. In this cutting edge book, you'll learn how great coaches and players create pressure in practice, how to build a human taproot, why suffering is needed, and the don'ts of mental toughness.
Author: Ken Ravizza, Tom Hanson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
"This book provides practical strategies for developing the mental skills which help speed you to your full potential."---Dave Winfield What does it mean to play heads-up baseball? A heads-up player has confidence in his ability, keeps control in pressure situations, and focuses on one pitch at a time. His mental skills enable him to play consistently at or near his best despite the adversity baseball presents each day. "My ability to fully focus on what I had to do on a daily basis was what made me the successful player I was. Sure I had some natural ability, but that only gets you so far. I think I learned how to focus; it wasn't something that I was necessarily born with." -- Hank Aaron "Developing and refining my mental game has played a critical role in my success in baseball. For years players have had to develop these skills on their own. This book provides practical strategies for developing the mental skills that will help speed you toward your full potential." -- Dave Winfield
Mental training for coaches & athletes
Author: Terry Orlick, John Thomas Partington, John H. Salmela, Coaching Association of Canada
Publisher: Sport in Perspective Inc. and the Coaching Association of Canada
Healing from Depression
Author: Douglas Bloch
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
In Healing from Depression, Douglas Bloch shares his struggle to stay alive amidst overwhelming despair and out-of-control anxiety attacks, and explains how the power of prayer and other holistic approaches ultimately led to his recovery. As one of the millions of Americans who suffer from depression, Bloch could not be helped by so-called “miracle” drugs. Therefore, he had to seek out conventional and alternative non-drug methods of healing. The result is a 12-week program that combines his inspirational story with a comprehensive manual on how to diagnose and treat depression, offering new hope and practical strategies to everyone who suffers from this debilitating condition. Complete with worksheets and goal sheets to customize individual plans, Healing from Depression is an accessible self-guided program for managing and recovering from depression. Acclaimed as a “life-line to healing,” this important book stresses the importance of social support, on going self-care activities like relaxation, nutrition, exercise, prayer, meditation, support groups, therapy and keeping a daily mood diary and gratitude journal.