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

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.

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!

Science of Hitting

Author: Ted Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671621032
Release Date: 1986-04-29
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Features the legendary hitter's guidance in all the basics and finer points of hitting and includes his analysis of the great hitters of the seventies and the eighties, including Rose, Brett, Carew, and Murray

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

Pete Rose on hitting

Author: Pete Rose
Publisher: Perigee
ISBN: 0399511644
Release Date: 1985-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

From one of baseball's leading hitters comes an instructional guide covering the basic techniques, psychology, strategies of hitting a baseball, as well as personal anecdotes about such renowned baseball players as Johnny Bench, Willie Mays, Bob Gibson, C

The Way of Baseball

Author: Shawn Green
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439191212
Release Date: 2011-06-07
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Shawn Green’s career statistics can be found on the backs of baseball cards in shoe boxes across America: 328 home runs, 1,071 RBIs, .282 career batting average, All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger. . . . But numbers tell only part of the story. His path to success was as grounded in philosophical study as in ballpark wisdom. Striving to find stillness within the rip-roaring scene of Major League Baseball—from screaming fans to national scandals— Green learned to approach the sport with a clear mind. In the tradition of Phil Jackson’s Sacred Hoops, Green shares the secrets to remaining focused both on and off the field, shedding light on a signature approach to living by using his remarkable baseball experiences to exemplify how one can find full awareness, presence, and, ultimately, fulfillment in any endeavor. Following his development from inconsistent rookie to established All-Star to aging veteran, The Way of Baseball illustrates the spiritual practices that enabled him to “bring stillness into the flow of life.” Requiring mastery of perspective and continual management of ego, the game of baseball afforded Green the opportunity to explore his potential as more than just a ballplayer. A treasure of practical wisdom and an intimate look at what it really means to “let go,” The Way of Baseball illuminates the creative possibilities within us all.

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."

Just Tell Me I Can t

Author: Jamie Moyer
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455521593
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Long-time fans of the National Pastime have known Moyer's name for more than 25 years. That's because he's been pitching in the bigs for all those years. With his trademark three pitches - slow, slower, and slowest - the left-handed Moyer is a pinpoint specialist whose won-lost record actually got better as he got older -- from his 20s to his 30s and into 40s. He's only a few wins shy of 300 for his amazing career. But this is where the book takes an unusual turn. Moyer was just about finished as a big leaguer in his mid-20s until he fatefully encountered a gravel-voiced, highly confrontational sports psychologist named Harvey Dorfman. Listening to the "in-your-face" insights of Dorfman, Moyer began to re-invent himself and reconstruct his approach to his game. Moyer went on to become an All-Star and also a World Series champion. Yogi Berra once observed that "Half of this game is 90% mental." And Moyer's memoir proves it.

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.

The Art of Doubles

Author: Pat Blaskower
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1558708235
Release Date: 2007-07-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The updated and expanded version of this classic guide to tennis offers time-tested advice as well as new information, including the most important strokes to learn, new defensive strategies, and advanced drills, and new diagrams and illustrations. Original.

The Art of Hitting

Author: Tony Gwynn
Publisher: Gt Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 1577193474
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The author, eight time National League batting champion, looks at the mechanics of hitting, including grip, stance, balance, footwork, release point, swing, and follow-through

10 Minute Toughness

Author: Jason Selk
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071600647
Release Date: 2008-10-05
Genre: Self-Help

“10-Minute Toughness is a solid mental training program. In fact I feel it is the best of its kind. . . . [It's] what the title says: ten minutes a day that connects your talents and abilities to the outcome you're seeking. As a retired NFL player looking forward, I can see as many applications for the toughness Jason Selk's program brought out of me in the business world as there were on the football field.” --Jeff Wilkins, Former NFL Pro Bowl Kicker “The mental side of the game is extremely important. 10-Minute Toughness helps the players develop the mental toughness needed for success; it really makes a difference.” --Walt Jocketty, General Manager of the 2006 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals “Jason Selk has spent a tremendous amount of time and energy developing effective mental-training programs and coaches workshops. He is truly committed to helping individuals and teams to perform at their very best, when it really counts.” --Peter Vidmar, Olympic Gold Medalist Mental training is a must for high performance both on the field and off. But simply hoping for mental toughness isn't going to build any mind muscles. You need a proven routine of daily exercises to get you where you want to go. 10-Minute Toughness is your personal coach for boosting brainpower and achieving a competitive edge in whatever game you play. With quickness and ease, you'll learn how to master your own mind and psych out your opponents using personalized techniques from one of America's most successful sport psychology consultants. Like no other program available, the 10-Minute Toughness (10-MT) routine gets you ready for the competition in just ten minutes a day.

With Winning in Mind

Author: Lanny R. Bassham
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 0709093780
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Success

Be wary of the people no one wants on their team, the ones who are too small, too slow and not very capable. The unwanted have a built-in motivation to do whatever it takes to succeed that those who were picked first do not have. This is the story of such a person and what he did to find his place at the top of the world in his sport.