Sports Psychology For Dummies
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“A terrific resource for serious competitors. Every encounter that awaits the player and coach is addressed. This book needs to be in every players’ locker and on every coach’s desk.”
- Jim Tressel, Ohio State Football Coach
Wayne Gretzky. Rick Hansen. Silken Laumann. Mia Hamm. Brett Favre.
All of these athletes are famous for being amongst the best in their sport and admired for their talent and physical skill. But many people don’t realize that one of the greatest factors for success in sport – whether professional or amateur – is mental training and toughness.
In fact, say Drs. Leif Smith and Todd Kays, authors of Sports Psychology For Dummies (Wiley; August 2010; Paper), “The greatest tool that any athlete has is the mind. The brain…is at the core of all successful sports performances.”
With real-world examples from a wide variety of amateur and professional sports, Sports Psychology For Dummies offers practical advice on strengthening concentration, developing strategic routines for improvement, managing stress, building an effective team, and much more.
The authors are available for interviews and can speak about:
- Pulling yourself out of a slump – how sports psychology can help struggling teams or players;
- Athletes and scandals – bouncing back from setbacks and personal problems;
- Handling conflict with your coach or a team member;
- Why pressure is really a figment of your imagination;
- Tips on staying motivated and competitive;
- How to avoid exhaustion and burn-out.