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Sports Psychology For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-67659-2
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360 pages
September 2010
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Introduction.

Part I: Getting the Winning Edge: Sports Psychology Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: Introducing Sports Psychology.

Chapter 2: The Gladiator Mind: Strengthening What's Under the Helmet.

Chapter 3: Setting Goals: Aiming High and Hitting the Bull's-Eye.

Chapter 4: Stoking the Fire in Your Belly: How to Fan the Flames of Motivation.

Chapter 5: Swagger: The Art and Science of Building Real Confi dence.

Part II: Your Mental Toolkit for Success.

Chapter 6: Mastering the Art of Focus.

Chapter 7: Seeing Is Believing: What You Need to Know about Imagery.

Chapter 8: Self-Talk: Making Sure You’re Not Yelling in Your Own Ear.

Chapter 9: Getting a Hold of Your Schedule.

Part III: Staying Competitive: Sports Psychology in Action.

Chapter 10: Winning Habits: How Routines Improve Performance in Competition.

Chapter 11: Handling Pressure: Playing in the Fire without Getting Burned.

Chapter 12: Staying Strong: The Importance of Managing Energy Levels.

Chapter 13: Handling Adversity: The Psychological Art of Bouncing Back.

Part IV: Improving Team Performance with Sports Psychology.

Chapter 14: Communicating as a Team.

Chapter 15: Leading Your Team to Victory: Athletes as Leaders.

Chapter 16: Developing Teamwork.

Part V: Sports Psychology for Coaches and Parents.

Chapter 17: Coaching Today's Athlete.

Chapter 18: Parenting an Athlete: How to Be More than Just a Fan.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways You Can Use Sports Psychology at the Office.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Be a Better Competitor.

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Manage Stress Better.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Parent an Athlete.

Index.

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