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Focused for Rugby : A Proven Approach for Peak Performance

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Human Kinetics
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To be a complete rugby player, you must master both the physical and mental skills of the game. You must be prepared, committed and determined to succeed. You must be focused Focused for Rugby. Authors Dr. Adam Nicholls and Jon Callard, former England International player and professional coach, pool their years of experience and offer a mental training programme designed to maximise performance on the rugby field. You'll learn instantly applicable strategies for coping with stress, building confidence, managing emotions, and leading a team. You'll even go inside the zone so you can be at your best in even the most pressure-filled situations. Focused for Rugbyis more than a psychology text; it is a training programme that will sharpen mental skills and unleash your full potential. Expert advice and step-by-step techniques will transfer directly to your game. Focused for Rugbyis your complete guide to becoming a complete player.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Goal Settingp. 1
Performance Profilingp. 13
Preparing for Peak Performancep. 29
Developing Mental Toughnessp. 43
Coping Effectively With Stressp. 53
Using Mental Imageryp. 69
Building Confidencep. 87
Avoiding Chokingp. 97
Getting in the Zonep. 109
Managing Angerp. 121
Responding to Injury and Undergoing Rehabilitationp. 135
Using Progressive Muscular Relaxationp. 153
Overtraining and Underperformingp. 159
Improving the Coach-Athlete Relationshipp. 169
Leading Effectivelyp. 181
Referencesp. 193
About the Authorsp. 198
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