Coaching the Mental Game

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781630761899
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Whoever claims winning isn't everything obviously has not spoken with an athletic coach.Coaching the Mental Game offers coaches of all sports a definitive volume for effectively understanding an athlete's mental awareness, which in turn will help drive success. Author H.A. Dorfman details appropriate coaching strategies aimed at perfecting the player's mental approach to performance. Coaching the Mental Game will become the Bible for coaches who strive to make their athletes the most complete performers possible. Not only a wonderful asset to athletic coaches, this book will also prove to be a motivational resource for workers in all industries as well as in the game of life.

Coaching the Mental Game

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 1630761885
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre:

Whoever claims winning isn't everything obviously has not spoken with an athletic coach.Coaching the Mental Game offers coaches of all sports a definitive volume for effectively understanding an athlete's mental awareness, which in turn will help drive success. Author H.A. Dorfman details appropriate coaching strategies aimed at perfecting the player's mental approach to performance. Coaching the Mental Game will become the Bible for coaches who strive to make their athletes the most complete performers possible. Not only a wonderful asset to athletic coaches, this book will also prove to be a motivational resource for workers in all industries as well as in the game of life.

Coaching the Mental Game

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Taylor Pub
ISBN: 1589792580
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Coaching the Mental Game is a bible for coaches who strive to make their athletes the most complete performers possible. Not only a wonderful asset to athletic coaches, this book is a motivational resource for workers in all industries as well as in the game of life.

The Mental Game of Baseball

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781630761837
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game.The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played. Intended for players, managers, coaches, agents, and administrators as well as fans who want a more in-depth look at the makeup of the complete baseball player.

Coaching the Mental Game of Softball

Author: Brian Cain
Publisher:
ISBN: 1494860147
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Brian Cain, the World's leading authority on the mental game of softball has created a system so that you can best coach the mental game of softball. This system teaches you the fundamentals of the mental game and in creating a championship culture to give your players and program the best chance for success.

The Mental ABCs of Pitching

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781630761851
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Author H.A. Dorfman brings his years of expertise as instructor/counselor with the A's, Marlins, and Devil Rays to provide an easy-to-use, A-to-Z handbook which will give insight and instruction on how to pitch to peak performance at every level of the game. Perfect for pitchers who need that extra edge or hitters who want to better understand the mental moves on the mound. With a new foreword by Rick Wolff!

Mastering Golf s Mental Game

Author: Dr. Michael T. Lardon
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 9780553417920
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Perfect your mental approach to your game To be a golfer is to tinker—with everything from equipment to grip to swing. But one thing most players don’t give enough attention to is the mental game. Psychologists aren’t a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a different breed of performance coach. Instead of sending his players into a losing battle against emotion, indecision, and fear on the golf course, he shows them how to organize their thoughts and use them for maximum performance. His step-by-step Pre-Shot Pyramid provides any player with the ideal blueprint for shot setup. And his revolutionary Mental Scorecard will give you the tools to accurately measure what you really do on the golf course and how to make real, permanent improvements. You will learn the same techniques that Dr. Lardon shares with Phil Mickelson and dozens of other tour players, including the tools that helped Mickelson right himself after the 2012 U.S. Open to win the British Open a month later with a historic final round. Mastering Golf’s Mental Game will change the way you think about golf, and is a must-read for any player serious about shooting better scores and getting more enjoyment out of the game.

Zen Golf

Author: Joseph Parent
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385507158
Release Date: 2002-06-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The best players know that golf is a game of confidence, and most important, concentration–the ability to focus and block out distraction. The goal of achieving clear thought is also at the heart of Buddhist teachings. In his highly original and groundbreaking book, noted PGA coach and Buddhist instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent, draws on this natural connection and teaches golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot. Zen Golf presents a simple system for building “mental game mastery.” Dr Parent’s unique PAR Approach (focusing on Preparation, Action, and Response to Results) guides golfers with specific techniques for each aspect of their games. In chapters such as “How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee”, “You Produce What You Fear”, and “How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf”, the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of professionals and amateurs alike. By combining classic insights and stories from Zen tradition, Zen Golf helps eliminate the mental distractions that routinely cause poor shots and loss of concentration, allowing golfers to feel in “the zone” that professionals have learned to master. Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf shows golfers how to prepare for, execute, and equally important, respond the results of any golf shot. A different approach to golf instruction, this book shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings. From the Hardcover edition.

Heads Up Baseball

Author: Ken Ravizza
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 1570280215
Release Date: 1995-06-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"This book provides practical strategies for developing the mental skills which help speed you to your full potential."---Dave Winfield What does it mean to play heads-up baseball? A heads-up player has confidence in his ability, keeps control in pressure situations, and focuses on one pitch at a time. His mental skills enable him to play consistently at or near his best despite the adversity baseball presents each day. "My ability to fully focus on what I had to do on a daily basis was what made me the successful player I was. Sure I had some natural ability, but that only gets you so far. I think I learned how to focus; it wasn't something that I was necessarily born with." -- Hank Aaron "Developing and refining my mental game has played a critical role in my success in baseball. For years players have had to develop these skills on their own. This book provides practical strategies for developing the mental skills that will help speed you toward your full potential." -- Dave Winfield

The Mental Game of Poker 2

Author: Jared Tendler
Publisher: Jared Tendler LLC
ISBN: 9780983959748
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Genre: Games & Activities

Imagine the edge you would have if you could consistently play poker in the zone. In the zone you make all the right decisions, instinctively when to bluff, and are unfazed by a losing hand. You’re locked in and feel unbeatable. It’s shocking how many poker players stumble into this elusive state of mind. As quickly as that euphoric feeling of invincibility arrives, it's gone. And no matter how hard they try, they can’t get back there. Until now. In The Mental Game of Poker 2, author and renowned poker mental game coach Jared Tendler breaks down the zone and delivers actionable steps to help players get there consistently. He demystifies the zone, and for the first time, brings logic and order to this previously misunderstood concept. This book provides proven strategies to: • Play poker longer and across more online tables. • Improve decision making. • Learn faster. • Eliminate C-game mistakes. • Increase focus and discipline. The Mental Game of Poker 2 expands on the psychological strategies and theories from Tendler's groundbreaking book, The Mental Game of Poker, which cracked the code on managing tilt and has helped thousands of players eliminate mental leaks from their games. Like the first book, The Mental Game of Poker 2 is a must have resource for every poker player who is serious about improving.

The Mental Keys to Hitting

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781630761875
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A must-have book by acclaimed author and expert H.A. Dorfman that highlights the crucial mental components involved in hitting a baseball and playing the game, components that are as important, if not more so, than the intense physical regimen of an athlete."...helpful to hitters in little leagues or in the big leagues. The information is clear and to the point..." -- Charles Johnson, former catcher, Florida Marlins

Zen Putting

Author: Joseph Parent
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592402674
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A follow-up to the best-selling Zen Golf outlines key principles that invite players to build a greater understanding of the process of putting rather than its results in a guide that describes how to overcome psychological obstacles and achieve peak performance.

Basketball Fundamentals

Author: Jay Mikes
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483557618
Release Date: 1987-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In Basketball FundaMENTALs: A Complete Mental Training Guide, author, Jay Mikes, introduces you to the mental fundamentals of basketball by focusing on the Three Cs of Peak Performance—Concentration, Confidence and Composure. By combining the expertise and wisdom of top coaches, star athletes, psychologists, and educators, Basketball FundaMENTALs is designed to meet the following objectives: 1. To develop your power of concentration on the court. Learn the proper focus of attention for each phase of the game—shooting, ball handling, defense, and rebounding. You will also learn to use your power of concentration in practice to develop your physical and mental skills. 2. To teach you how to relax and maintain your composure on the court. Develop habits that will help you overcome pressure, play at optimum intensity, and let your body and mind work in harmony. 3. To help you to develop the essential quality of true confidence enabling you to become a clutch performer. Learn to control your mind and body when the game is on the line. FOREWORD by Hall of Fame Coach RAY MEYER FIRST QUARTER: MENTAL FUNDAMENTALS Chapter 1: The Mental Revolution Chapter 2: The Three Cs of Peak Performance Chapter 3: Skill and Body Awareness Chapter 4: Developing the Master Sense SECOND QUARTER: FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS Chapter 5: Shooting Fundamentals Chapter 6: Shooting Slumps Chapter 7: Free Throw Fundamentals Chapter 8: Ball-Handling Fundamentals Chapter 9: Defensive Fundamentals Chapter 10: Rebounding Fundamentals Chapter 11: Intensity Chapter 12: Quickness HALFTIME Chapter 13: The Mind in Athletics and Strength Training THIRD QUARTER: MENTAL PRACTICE Chapter 14: Suggestology and Mental Rehearsal: Easy-Chair Drills Chapter 15: Mind Games FOURTH QUARTER: GAME FUNDAMENTALS Chapter 16: Pressure and the Emotional Elements of Sports Chapter 17: Coping with Competition: The ABCs Chapter 18: Pregame Programming and Postgame Analysis Chapter 19: Momentum Chapter 20: When the Game is on the Line OVERTIME Chapter 21: Basketballology 101 Chapter 22: The Moral Elements Chapter 23: Most Valuable Player Chapter 24: Inner Horizons Basketball FundaMENTALs was first published in hard cover format in 1987 and then published as a paperback in 1991. It has been translated into German and Japanese and has been endorsed by several NCAA and NBA champion coaches including: DEAN SMITH, North Carolina, NCAA Champions 1982 & 1993 JIM VALVANO, North Carolina State, NCAA Champions 1983 DENNY CRUM, Louisville, NCAA Champions 1980 & 1986 LARRY BROWN, Kansas, NCAA Champions 1988, Detroit Pistons, NBA Champs 2004 JACK RAMSEY, Portland Trailblazers, NBA Champions 1977 MORGAN WOOTEN, DeMatha Catholic High School

Bring Your A Game

Author: Jennifer L. Etnier
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807898512
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Mental training is just as important as physical training when it comes to success in sport. And like physical fitness, mental toughness is something that can be taught and learned. Yet many young athletes have not learned the psychological skills needed to develop their best game. This book was written specifically for young athletes interested in improving their performance and reaching their potential in sport. Bring Your "A" Game introduces key strategies for mental training, such as goal setting, pre-performance routines, confidence building, and imagery. Each of the seventeen chapters focuses on a single mental skill and offers key points and exercises designed to reinforce the concepts. The book encourages athletes to incorporate these mental skills into their daily lives and practice sessions so that they become second nature during competition. Whether used at home by student athletes or assigned by coaches as part of team development, Bring Your "A" Game will help young performers develop a plan for success and learn to deal with the challenges of pursuing excellence in sport.