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!

The Mental ABC s of Pitching

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: PSU:000066591290
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A clear and insightful guide to the art of pitching.

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

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.

Bounce

Author: Matthew Syed
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061991394
Release Date: 2010-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics

In the vein of the international bestselling Freakonomics, award-winning journalist Matthew Syed reveals the hidden clues to success—in sports, business, school, and just about anything else that you’d want to be great at. Fans of Predictably Irrational and Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point will find many interesting and helpful insights in Bounce.

Peak

Author: Anders Ericsson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544456259
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Self-Help

“This book is a breakthrough, a lyrical, powerful, science-based narrative that actually shows us how to get better (much better) at the things we care about.”—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin “Anyone who wants to get better at anything should read [Peak]. Rest assured that the book is not mere theory. Ericsson’s research focuses on the real world, and he explains in detail, with examples, how all of us can apply the principles of great performance in our work or in any other part of our lives.”—Fortune Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Whether you want to stand out at work, improve your athletic or musical performance, or help your child achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you. “The science of excellence can be divided into two eras: before Ericsson and after Ericsson. His groundbreaking work, captured in this brilliantly useful book, provides us with a blueprint for achieving the most important and life-changing work possible: to become a little bit better each day.”—Dan Coyle, author of The Talent Code “Ericsson’s research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world.”—Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein

The Principle of Baseball

Author: John F. Paciorek
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452544816
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"John's Book looks at Baseball, and its two most precious elements of Batting and Throwing, from the multiple standpoints of the 'superficially' physical and mental; from the 'meta-physically' scientific; and from the 'all-inclusiveness' of Spirituality. Therefore, Baseball's most enduring and endearing attributes can be perceived on multiple levels of conscious awareness, and thus arouse the 'dormant understanding' of all enthusiastic fanfare to more than just the mundane interests of the 'ordinary' sports - spectator. Change the way you think about the things you see, and the things you now observe will have changed proportionably and substantially to the quality, intensity, and expectancy of your thoughts." The game of baseball enlists few physical impediments that limit success; they are mostly mental. Any “simple-minded” person can achieve baseball success. Simplicity is the integration and coordination of life’s infinite array of variables within the realm of understanding. Simplicity is not the beginning of primitive evolvement but rather the culminating effect of organization—not merely the discovery of the wheel but its maximum utility by expanded thinking. The way to describe the best of ball players at his position or at bat is that “he makes it look simple.” Although it is not really simple, abiding by a strict discipline of simple mechanics, the best players have perfected the techniques for their particular positions through arduous, repetitive labor, from which the human physical endeavor eventually appears effortless and instinctive. (In the words of Thomas Edison, “10 percent inspiration, 90 percent perspiration.”) When mere strength and natural ability reach the limits for peak performance, conscientious devotees will find “technique” to add to their effectiveness and longevity. The universe (one voice) sings in simple chords of harmonious function, changing chaos into order.

The Inner Game of Tennis

Author: W. Timothy Gallwey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307758850
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. Now available in a revised paperback edition, this classic bestseller can change the way the game of tennis is played. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Read a Book

Author: Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476790152
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

How to Manage Your Money When You Don t Have Any

Author: Erik Wecks
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1475044038
Release Date: 2012-06-07
Genre: Business & Economics

How to manage your money when you don't have any was specifically written for Americans of all income levels who struggle to make it on a monthly basis. It provides both a respectful, no-nonsense look at the difficult realities of life after the Great Recession and a hope-filled, easy to follow path toward better financial stability for even the most financially strapped households. Content rich, personal, and jargon free, the book is opinionated and at times humorous. Full of current everyday references, it is meant to be a quick read which will appeal to the average reader just struggling to make ends meet.

Copying It Down

Author: H.A. Dorfman
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 0761847561
Release Date: 2009-12-07
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book, the second of three volumes, is the story of Harvey Dorfman, who rose from a childhood sickbed to experience a numerous successes in the world of sports. Dorfman has been a teacher, coach, counselor, and a consultant in sport psychology.

Endure

Author: Alex Hutchinson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062499974
Release Date: 2018-02-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

"Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits." —Adam Grant • "This book is AMAZING!" —Malcolm Gladwell • "Prepare to be enthralled." —Bear Grylls Limits are an illusion: a revolutionary account of the new science of endurance, revealing the secrets of reaching the extra potential within us all The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field—from a 100-meter sprint to a 100-mile ultramarathon, from summiting Everest to acing final exams or completing any difficult project. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we’re capable of? Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell—who contributes the book’s foreword—award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests the seemingly physical barriers you encounter as set as much by your brain as by your body. This means the mind is the new frontier of endurance—and that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought. But, of course, it’s not “all in your head.” For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explores—pain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuel—he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and body by telling the riveting stories of men and women who’ve pushed their own limits in extraordinary ways. The longtime “Sweat Science” columnist for Outside and Runner’s World, Hutchinson, a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist, was one of only two reporters granted access to Nike’s top-secret training project to break the two-hour marathon barrier, an extreme quest he traces throughout the book. But the lessons he draws from shadowing elite athletes and from traveling to high-tech labs around the world are surprisingly universal. Endurance, Hutchinson writes, is “the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop”—and we’re always capable of pushing a little farther.

Managing to Learn

Author: John Shook
Publisher: Lean Enterprise Institute
ISBN: 9781934109205
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Senior experts within the Toyota Production System often draw simple maps when on the shop floor. These maps show the current physical flow of a product family and the information flow for that product family as the wind through a complex facility making many products. Much more important, these simple maps - often drawn on scrap paper - show where steps can be eliminated, flows smoothed, and pull systems introduced in order to create a truly lean value stream for each product family. In 1998 John Shook and Mike Rother of the University of Michigan wrote down Toyota's mapping methodology for the first time in Learning to See. This simple tool makes it possible for you to see through the clutter of a complex plant. You'll soon be able to identify all of the processing steps along the path from raw materials to finished goods for each product and all of the information flows going back from the customer through the plant and upstream to suppliers. In plain language and with detailed drawings, this workbook explains everything you will need to create accurate current state and future state maps for each of your product families and then to turn the current state into the future state rapidly and sustainably.

Decide

Author: Steve McClatchy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118771679
Release Date: 2014-01-27
Genre: Business & Economics

How to make better decisions and achieve your goals What shapes a person's career and life, and defines them as a leader? Their decisions. We all want to be more productive and deliver our best results. But doing this effectively—and consistently over time—is a significant challenge. Managing it all is hard, and leading in today's hyper-paced world is even harder. The good news is that leadership expert Steve McClatchy makes it easier. In Decide, McClatchy—who works with Fortune 1000 people every day to help them achieve outstanding levels of performance—shows you how to cut through the complexities and excuses to start realizing real gains simply by changing one thing: the way you make decisions. With McClatchy's help, you can quickly begin to: Use the time you have each day to move your business and your life forward Make decisions that yield better results Waste less time, reduce stress and regain balance Again and again, McClatchy has helped people learn for themselves how great decision-making habits yield a lifetime of accomplishments. Follow McClatchy's no-nonsense and practical approach, and you'll soon manage—and even lead—at your highest level of personal performance.

The Phillies Encyclopedia

Author: Rich Westcott
Publisher:
ISBN: 1592130151
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Reference

The oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in the major leagues, the Phillies have a checkered history in which victories have been far less common than defeats, trades - both good and bad - have become legendary, and extraordinary plays and players have ranked with baseball's best. Now in an expanded and updated third edition, published to coincide with a new Phillies era at Citizens Bank Park, The Phillies Encyclopedia, Third Edition, will recall the team's storied past for old fans, and help young fans relive the worst and best of one of America's greatest ball clubs.