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Sport Psych Handbook PDF, The

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.


    Part 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