Sports Psychology for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470676590
ISBN-13: 9780470676592
Edition: 2010
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List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 9/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210

Mental conditioning is now seen by many to be as critical as physical conditioning to sports success. Sports Psychology For Dummies offers readers a comprehensive program to gain the winning edge, providing training tips and techniques along with helpful advice to keep in mind while competing. Coverage includes how to strengthen concentration (and when you shouldn't concentrate); how to talk yourself into winning; how to develop routines that will lead to consistent improvement; how to regulate your energy to avoid exhaustion; and how you can enhance your team's chemistry through sports psychology. Loaded with real-world examples from amateur and professional sports of all kinds, Sports Psychology For Dummies is essential reading for every athlete, regardless of the reader's sport or competitive level.

Norbert Nathanson, Northport, ME.

Introduction
Getting the Winning Edge: Sports Psychology Fundamentals
Introducing Sports Psychology
The Gladiator Mind: Strengthening What's Under the Helmet
Setting Goals: Aiming High and Hitting the Bull's-Eye
Stoking the Fire in Your Belly: How to Fan the Flames of Motivation
Swagger: The Art and Science of Building Real Confi dence
Your Mental Toolkit for Success
Mastering the Art of Focus
Seeing Is Believing: What You Need to Know about Imagery
Self-Talk: Making Sure You're Not Yelling in Your Own Ear
Getting a Hold of Your Schedule
Staying Competitive: Sports Psychology in Action
Winning Habits: How Routines Improve Performance in Competition
Handling Pressure: Playing in the Fire without Getting Burned
Staying Strong: The Importance of Managing Energy Levels
Handling Adversity: The Psychological Art of Bouncing Back
Improving Team Performance with Sports Psychology
Communicating as a Team
Leading Your Team to Victory: Athletes as Leaders
Developing Teamwork
Sports Psychology for Coaches and Parents
Coaching Today's Athlete
Parenting an Athlete: How to Be More than Just a Fan
The Part of Tens
Ten Ways You Can Use Sports Psychology at the Office
Ten Ways to Be a Better Competitor
Ten Ways to Manage Stress Better
Ten Ways to Parent an Athlete
Index

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