Sports Psychology For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))

Sports Psychology For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))

Sports Psychology For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))

Acquiring the winning edge in sports-the mental edge

Mental conditioning is now seen by many to be as critical to sports success as physical conditioning. And for parents eager to ensure their children have a winning edge-as well as a future college scholarship-nothing could be more critical to success. This book offers readers a comprehensive program to gain that winning edge, providing training tips and techniques along with helpful advice to keep in mind while competing. With practical advice on how to strengthen concentration (and when you shouldn’t concentrate), talk yourself into winning, and develop routines that will lead to consistent improvement, the book’s full personalized program will help any athlete gain over time the winning edge in any sport

  • With tips on how to regulate your energy to avoid exhaustion; and how to enhance your team’s chemistry through sports psychology
  • Loaded with real-world examples from amateur and professional sports of all kinds

Applicable to not only sports-but business as well-Sports Psychology For Dummies will enhance any competitor’s motivation, focus, and will to win, when facing life’s toughest challenges.

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  1. Ohio Master Teacher said,

    Wrote on November 22, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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    Creating a Healthier Future for our Children!, September 11, 2010
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    This review is from: Sports Psychology For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)) (Paperback)

    As an educator of 36 years, holding an MS Degree (plus 60 hrs.
    of continued Graduate credit) and awarded Master Teacher of Ohio
    status, I find this book a great resource for anyone interested
    in helping children create a balanced life! Most prevalent in the
    news recently are the multitude of head injuries and other lifelong
    injuries caused by inappropriate expectations of parents and coaches
    for young children to achieve physical (sports related)accomplishments beyond their developmental capabilities. Be sure to read the section entitled “Differentiating Between Your Motivation and Your Kids'(motivation)!” This is a “real-life” manual for all
    adults seeking to create a healthier future for our children!

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  2. slong said,

    Wrote on November 22, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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    Very helpful, September 10, 2010
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    I have truly enjoyed reading this book- I have found it helpful not only as I help my children deal with the mental challenges of sports, but also for my every day situations. I have been recommending this book to all of my friends. Thanks!

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  3. Jay M. Rasmussen said,

    Wrote on November 22, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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    Outstanding Resource for Parents w/ High Performing Children Athletes, September 13, 2010
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    This book was recommended to me by a business partner as we were discussing how to improve our children’s “mental conditioning” as they have reached their apex of physical conditioning and prowess in their highly competitive high school and collegiate sports. For both of our children, they are very strong at their given sports however there was the grey area of how to get them to overcome the mental obstacles and distractions they have created internally and externally.

    With that being said, I would highly recommend this book for persons in similar circumstances, in addition to those who are playing at a higher level. The exercises prescribed are very intuitive and the personal stories conveyed are relevant to players and coaches (parents) alike. We all know how to train our bodies to the given sports we participate in through numerous forums, yet struggle when it comes to conditioning our minds to perform as we have trained our bodies. This book is fantastic in creating a balance between the physical and mental aspects of the game. Very well written with little physiological “babble” to dazzle the non PhD’d reader.

    Great resource and should be read and referred to more than once.

    Jay M. Rasmussen

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