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Sport Psych Handbook PDF, The

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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 Handbook makes 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 Handbook part of your training arsenal, and start performing to your potential. ContentsPart I. Inner Drive Chapter 1. Motivation: The Need to Achieve John F. Eliot Chapter 2. Goals: More Than Just the Score Chris Harwood Chapter 3. Competitive Drive: Embracing Positive Rivalries Cal Botterill Chapter 4. Overtraining: Balancing Practice and Performance Kirsten Peterson Part II. Emotional and Mental Control Chapter 5. Anxiety: From Pumped to Panicked Gloria Balague Chapter 6. Anger: How to Moderate Hot Buttons Mitch Abrams and Bruce Hale Chapter 7. Concentration: Focus Under Pressure Clark Perry Chapter 8. Imagery: Inner Theater Becomes Reality Shane Murphy Part III. Interactive Skills Chapter 9. Leadership: Full Engagement for Success Jim Loehr Chapter 10. Teamwork: For the Good of the Whole Tracy L. Veach and Jerry R. May Chapter 11. Coaching: An Effective Communication System Charles J. Hardy, Kevin L. Burke, and R. Kelly Crace Part IV. Potential Pitfalls Chapter 12. Injuries: The Psychology of Recovery and Rehab Charles Brown Chapter 13. Eating Disorders: When Rations Become Irrational Karen D. Cogan Chapter 14. Substance Use: Chemical Roulette in Sport Mark H. Anshel Part V. The Educated Consumer Chapter 15. Roles: The Sport Psychologist Sean McCann Chapter 16. Qualifications: Education and Experience Bradley Hack Chapter 17. Success in Sport Psych: Effective Sport Psychologists David Tod and Mark Andersen