The psychological aspect of sport can not be ignored by athletes looking for peak performance. Beyond the physical training and equipment selection, you should be aware of the important role your mind can play in achieving your goals. These books can help you understand and develop those skills.
The latest sports psychology research is outlined in this readable, practical guide. Designed to advance both theory and practice in the psychological preparation of elite athletes, this book covers everything from motivation and self-confidence to anxiety control and concentration. Quotations from successful sports performers add a practical, personal element.
A comprehensive and practical guide written to help coaches and sport psychologists develop peak performance in their athletes by using the latest advances in sport psychology. Divided into separate sections for motivation and leadership, communication, mental training, program implementation, and current issues.
A guide for those who are interested in exploring opportunities in sport and exercise psychology. Skills and techniques addressed include imagery training, intensity regulation, and goal setting, along with population-specific advice. Leaders in the field have been brought together to comment on their specific areas of expertise.
An excellent source for insight into the importance of sport psychology in team sports. The emphasis is on teamwork and collective growth which reflects the contemporary philosophy in coaching. Skills learned by reading the book can be put into immediate use by a coach or sport psychologist. Athletes will also benefit from understanding their relationships with team members.
A 'how to' book for graduate students and professionals in the field. The text provides details of actual client - counselor sessions using a variety of methods. Transcripts of dialogue between counselors and athletes, and specifics on how coaches, physical therapists, and other professionals administer sport psychology.
Sport Psychology provides an introduction to the major psychological issues in sport today. Topics covered include personality, attitudes to sport, aggression, anxiety and stress, social influences, motivation and skill acquisition. An easy to follow book with loads of examples ranging from football to dance.