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: 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 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!

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.

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."

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.

One Second Ahead

Author: Rasmus Hougaard
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137551924
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Psychology

Researchers have found that the accelerated pace of modern office life is taking its toll on productivity, employee engagement, creativity and well-being. Faced with a relentless flood of information and distractions, our brains try to process everything at once increasing our stress, decreasing our effectiveness and negatively impacting our performance. Ironically, we have become too overworked, unfocused, and busy to stop and ask ourselves the most important question: What can we do to break the cycle of being constantly under pressure, always-on, overloaded with information and in environments filled with distractions? Do we need to accept this as the new workplace reality and continue to survive rather than thrive in modern day work environments? Thankfully, the answer is no. In their new book, ONE SECOND AHEAD: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness (Palgrave Macmillan; November 2015), Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, and Gillian Coutts demonstrate that it is possible to train the brain to respond differently to today's constant pressures and distraction. All it takes is one second. They propose that we need to learn to work differently so we are more focused, calm and have less clutter in our mind so we can better manage our time and attention. What if we could hit the 'pause' button on our day, step back, and meet challenges with a sense of clarity and purpose? And what if there was a way not just of 'getting things done,' but ensuring that what does get done are the right things to do? Based on a program in corporate mindfulness designed by Hougaard and the partners of The Potential Project, One Second Ahead provides practical tools and techniques as well as real-world examples and lessons from organizations that have implemented mindfulness on a large scale. Thoroughly tested in a diverse range of industries, this program has resulted in measurable increases in productivity, effectiveness, and job satisfaction. With the new mindset proposed in One Second Ahead, readers will be able to put an end to ineffective multitasking, unproductive meetings, poor communication, and other unhealthy workplace behaviors by applying mindfulness to every day work life. All too often, we think that being mindful requires engaging in a special activity like meditation or yoga. Sure, these activities are beneficial and important to train the mind, but there are many simple things we can do to be mindful all day long. One Second Ahead is a handbook for more mindful work that offers: Practical, easy to apply, tools and techniques to enhance performance and effectiveness in day to day work activities such as meetings, emails, communication, planning, creativity and more Real-world stories of how mindfulness changed the workdays of leaders and front line employees Tips for cultivating mental strategies and routines that can reduce clutter, increase focus, and rewire your brain to enhance presence, patience, kindness and other valuable mind states Simple yet detailed step-by-step instructions for a more systematic approach to mindfulness training to enhance focus and awareness Guidelines for a 10-minute-per-day mindfulness program that can reshape your life both at work and at home; A reproducible planning worksheet and further resources in the Appendix. One Second Ahead can transform daily work life by helping individuals and teams realize more of their potential through greater focus and awareness. The tools and techniques in this book can transform individual and organizational performance one mind at a time.

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

Baseballs 6th Tool The Inner Game

Author: John D. Curtis
Publisher:
ISBN: 0982276028
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Baseball's 6th tool: the inner game takes a revolutionary approach to the mental game. It goes deeper than the typical skills and techniques found in most books on this topic. Baseball's 6th Tool helps you examine your "inner self" to identify habits, attitudes, and behaviors that limit your performance on the field. It then helps you apply what you've learned through a solid program that enables you to change these limiting behaviors. Since you can't outperform your self-image, you need to reshape that image and raise it if you want to break out of your comfort zone, increase your confidence, and perform more consistently on the field. Baseball's 6th tool is endorsed by Hall of Famers, front office personal, professional coaches and players and coaches at the collegiate and high school levels.

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

The Way of Baseball

Author: Shawn Green
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439191200
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author shares lessons he learned throughout his athletic career, explaining how he approached baseball philosophically and learned to be still, live in the present, and achieve mindfulness in spite of challenges and fame.

Nolan Ryan s Pitcher s Bible

Author: Nolan Ryan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671705817
Release Date: 1991-04-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Offers advice on the mechanics of pitching, and recommends a program of weight training, aerobic exercise, and sound nutrition

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

Handbook of Imagination and Mental Simulation

Author: Keith D. Markman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781136678097
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Psychology

Over the past thirty years, and particularly within the last ten years, researchers in the areas of social psychology, cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience have been examining fascinating questions regarding the nature of imagination and mental simulation – the imagination and generation of alternative realities. Some of these researchers have focused on the specific processes that occur in the brain when an individual is mentally simulating an action or forming a mental image, whereas others have focused on the consequences of mental simulation processes for affect, cognition, motivation, and behavior. This Handbook provides a novel and stimulating integration of work on imagination and mental simulation from a variety of perspectives. It is the first broad-based volume to integrate specific sub-areas such as mental imagery, imagination, thought flow, narrative transportation, fantasizing, and counterfactual thinking, which have, until now, been treated by researchers as disparate and orthogonal lines of inquiry. As such, the volume enlightens psychologists to the notion that a wide-range of mental simulation phenomena may actually share a commonality of underlying processes.

Crunch Time

Author: Rick Peterson
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781626567702
Release Date: 2017-01-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Thrive under Pressure! Nobody knows pressure like a major league baseball pitcher—an entire game can rest on a single pitch. For years, Rick Peterson has helped some of baseball's finest excel in this kind of intense situation. In Crunch Time, he and leadership expert Judd Hoekstra share Rick's secret. It's called reframing—it enables you to see a pressure situation with a new perspective so that it shifts from a threat that can make you panic to an opportunity for you to shine. Rick and Judd offer six powerful reframing strategies, with fascinating behind-the-scenes examples from Rick's work with some of the top names in sports. Learn how elite athletes perform their best under pressure and how you too can perform and be your best when it matters most.