9780736049047

Sports Psych Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780736049047

  • ISBN10:

    0736049045

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-10-18
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics

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Athletes'physiques and conditioning levels have advanced significantly in the past decade. Now, it's time for their mental prowess to catch up. The Sport Psych Handbookmakes significant performance improvement possible through training the mind to parallel the body's enhanced development. Experts covering each facet of the mental game present research-based, field-tested approaches to enhance individual and team performance. More specifically, this comprehensive guide will give athletes breakthrough methods to do the following:-Optimize inner drive for training and competition-Maintain emotional and mental control for unwavering focus-Improve communication skills for better leadership and teamwork-Avoid and overcome slumps, injuries, and other challenges to a successful season Complement your physical skills with sharper mental skills. Make The Sport Psych Handbookpart of your training arsenal, and start performing to your potential.

Table of Contents

Inner Drive
Motivation: The Need to Achieve
Goals: More Than Just the Score
Competitive Drive: Embracing Positive Rivalries
Overtraining: Balancing Practice and Performance
Emotional and Mental Control
Anxiety: From Pumped to Panicked
Anger: How to Moderate Hot Buttons
Concentration: Focus Under Pressure
Imagery: Inner Theater Becomes Reality
Interactive Skills
Leadership: Full Engagement for Success
Teamwork: For the Good of the Whole
Coaching: An Effective Communication System
Potential Pitfalls
Injuries: The Psychology of Recovery and Rehab
Eating Disorders: When Rations Become Irrational
Substance Use: Chemical Roulette in Sport
The Educated Consumer
Roles: The Sport Psychologist
Qualifications: Education and Experience
Success in Sport Psych: Effective Sport Psychologists
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