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Sport Psychology Library: Bowling: The Handbook of Bowling Psychology

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ISBN13:

9781885693686

ISBN10:
1885693680
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/30/2006
Publisher(s):
Natl Book Network

Summary

Finally a book for the serious and dedicated bowler, designed to push the intermediate to the highest level and help the experienced professional stay there. Sport Psychology Library: Bowling -- co-authored by sport psychologist Eric Lasser and US bowling coaches Jeri Edwards and Fred Borden -- provides bowlers with the specific psychological strategies and exercises necessary for that sound mental game, grace under pressure, and an impenetrable focus. With 20 chapters each addressing specific mental aspects of this highly technical sport, 'Bowling: The Handbook of Bowling Psychology' is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what it takes to compete at the topmost levels of the game.

Table of Contents

Prologue The Sport of Bowling xiii
A True Test of Mental and Physical Skills
Introduction Blueprint for Victory xvi
How Team USA Won the World Team Challenge
Part I: The Fast Lane to Bowling Excellence
Steps to the Day of Competition
Chapter 1 Developing Your Skills
3(14)
Chapter 2 The ABCs of Quality Practice
17(12)
Chapter 3 Moving Ahead by Setting Goals
29(12)
Chapter 4 Mental Practice for Optimal Training
41(12)
Part II: Game Face Time
Routines Before and During Competition
Chapter 5 Pre-Game Preparation
53(6)
Chapter 6 Pre-Shot Preparation
59(14)
Part III: Bowling Your Best
Keys to Peak Performance
Chapter 7 Maintaining Positive Perspective I: Confidence
73(16)
Chapter 8 Maintaining Positive Perspective II: Positive Ideas
89(16)
Chapter 9 Maintaining Positive Perspective III: Self-Acceptance
105(8)
Chapter 10 Handling Performance Ups and Downs
113(26)
Chapter 11 How to Cope with Distractions
139(14)
Chapter 12 What You Need to Know About Pressure
153(12)
Chapter 13 Coming Through in Clutch Situations: Relaxation
165(32)
Chapter 14 Scoring in the Clutch: Beyond Relaxation
197(12)
Chapter 15 Dealing Effectively with Competition Results
209(16)
Part IV: Advanced Strategies for Tough Challenges
Answers to Bowlers' Questions
Chapter 16 Raising Your Game: Psyching Up to Zoning In
225(30)
Chapter 17 Conquering Psych-Outs and Other Interpersonal Challenges
255(24)
Part V: Team and Family
Tips for Athletes, Coaches, and Parents
Chapter 18 Keys to Sharing Information in Team Play
279(8)
Chapter 19 Building a Winner Through Team Support
287(36)
Chapter 20 Bowling: The Family Sport
323(18)
Epilogue Glory in Havana Putting It All Together: A Model for Bowling Success 341(5)
References 346(2)
Photo/Illustration Credits 348(1)
Index 349(6)
Acknowledgments 355(2)
Author Biographies 357


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