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.

The Mental Game Of Baseball

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 9781888698541
Release Date: 2002-01-01
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 peack performance at every level of the game.

The Mental Game of Baseball

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 9781589794771
Release Date: 1989-06-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Without a doubt the classic guide to mental performance enhancement for baseball. Here in the third edition, 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.

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

Mental Toughness

Author: Karl Kuehl
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
ISBN: 1566637236
Release Date: 2006-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Working from a vast combined experience in professional baseball, the authors have broken down the elements of mental toughness into an easily understood package. Not only baseball players but other athletes as well as managers, coaches, and parents can learn how elements like attitude, confidence, and the ability to focus and make adjustments are built and how they can help players reach their maximum performance. With a Foreword by Tony La Russa. "A must-read for future athletes and non-athletes alike." Mark McGwire."

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!

Ninety Percent Mental

Author: Bob Tewksbury
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780738234939
Release Date: 2018-03-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Former Major League pitcher and mental skills coach for two of baseball's legendary franchises (the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants) Bob Tewksbury takes fans inside the psychology of baseball. In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at the stadium don't have access to the mind games a pitcher must play in order to get through an at-bat, an inning, a game. Tewksbury explores the fascinating psychology behind baseball, such as how players use techniques of imagery, self-awareness, and strategic thinking to maximize performance, and how a pitcher's strategy changes throughout a game. He also offers an in-depth look into some of baseball's most monumental moments and intimate anecdotes from a "who's who" of the game, including legendary players who Tewksbury played with and against (such as Mark McGwire, Craig Biggio, and Greg Maddux), game-changing managers and executives (Joe Torre, Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean), and current star players (Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Miller, Rich Hill). With Tewksbury's esoteric knowledge as a thinking-fan's player and his expertise as a "baseball whisperer", this entertaining book is perfect for any fan who wants to see the game in a way he or she has never seen it before. Ninety Percent Mental will deliver an unprecedented look at the mound games and mind games of Major League Baseball.

Smart Baseball

Author: Buddy Bell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466854956
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

What goes on in a baseball player's mind is critical to the outcome of the game. Since most major leaguers are in peak physical condition, the difference between success and failure on the field often depends on a player's mental approach. Looking at everything from a player's confidence to his leadership skills, instincts, and hunches, Smart Baseball uses entertaining anecdotes to get inside the mind of baseball's greats and show fans what goes through a player's head when he steps onto the field. Smart Baseball presents the knowledge and accumulated experience of one of the few three-generation baseball families---the Bells. In addition, this book is full of insights from more than one hundred of Major League Baseball's greatest players---from Willie Mays to Barry Bonds to Ferguson Jenkins. A fascinating and informative look at what goes on in the psyche of professional baseball players as they play the game, Smart Baseball is a unique chance for baseball fans to see what it takes for ballplayers to succeed at the Major League level.

Think Better Baseball

Author: Bob Cluck
Publisher: Contemporary Books
ISBN: UOM:39015055465598
Release Date: 2002-06-27
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In this unique guide to playing better baseball, Bob Cluck draws upon actual situations encountered during his more than two decades as a major-league coach and scout to provide answers to critical questions coaches and players have about the complex strategic aspects of America's most beloved sport. Think Better Baseball is for coaches and players interested in taking their games to a higher level of sophistication. Cluck covers a host of knotty situations commonly encountered during the course of a game and describes various successful strategies that many of the greatest coaches and players in the history of the game have employed to their advantage.

The Psychology of Baseball

Author: Mike Stadler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592403433
Release Date: 2008-02-28
Genre: Psychology

An analysis of the role of the mind in the game of baseball breaks down legendary moments to offer insight into how the brains of athletes perform acts of anticipatory thinking, contribute to streaks and slumps, and respond to big-money contracts.

Mental Game VIP

Author: Matt Morse
Publisher:
ISBN: 099693670X
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre:

The Mental Game VIP program goes inside the greatest minds in the game of baseball and will teach you the strategies and philosophies to consistently play your best!

The Psychology of Baseball

Author: Michael A. Stadler
Publisher: Gotham
ISBN: 1592402755
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Psychology

Psychologist Stadler goes beneath the surface of the game to explore the psychology behind the actions of the game's greats. He begins with the mind's role in the game's basic skills, explaining the anticipatory thinking that can make a hitter see a "risi

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

Intangibles

Author: Geoff Miller
Publisher: Byte Level Books
ISBN: 9781618220196
Release Date: 2012-09-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

“Geoff Miller has devised a virtually flawless program to assist anyone who aspires to become a winning major league player.” —Roland Hemond, 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award “One of the most remarkable books to come out in years is called Intangibles by Geoff Miller.” —Collegiate Baseball “Intangibles is filled with lessons and tools for helping baseball players in all stages of their development.” —Fredi Gonzalez, Manager, Atlanta Braves “Geoff Miller is insightful in explaining the mental aspect of baseball with real issues, simple terms and practical solutions.” —Dave Littlefield, Chicago Cubs, Special Asst. to the General Manager, Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager (2001-2007) “I am convinced that this book is one of the best compositions written on the mental aspects within the game of baseball.” —College Baseball Lineup “A must read for athletes looking to gain a mental edge or simply better identify their own strengths.” —Bryan Minniti, Assistant General Manager, Washington Nationals Foreword by Vince Gennaro, author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball A must read for all baseball players, coaches, and fans… Mental skills coach Geoff Miller has spent years helping professional baseball players improve their mental toughness—both on and off the field. Now, he’s making these invaluable lessons available to everyone who loves the game of baseball. From high school to the Major Leagues, all baseball players struggle with competition, pressure, and their own personal challenges. This book, through inspiring stories about professional baseball players in various stages of their careers, as well as hands-on tips and questionnaires, will help players evaluate and improve the mental skills that are necessary for that competitive edge. In Intangibles, you’ll find stories, instruction, and practical applications that teach players and coaches how to put forth their best mental games—portrayed through the eyes of those who have experienced those learning moments firsthand in their quests to become Major Leaguers. From a local park’s baseball diamond to dusty minor league dugout benches to the musty concrete tunnels under Major League stadiums, Intangibles meets players where they are, offering specific ways to improve performance and outlook. Players features in the book include Brandon Moss, Nyjer Morgan, Nate McLouth, Ryan Vogelsong, Jason Bay, Adam LaRoche, Matt Capps, among others. Whether you hope to be a big league player someday, or whether you simply want to play your best game, this book is essential for all athletes who want to learn how to overcome fear, build confidence, and develop a mental framework for success.