Basketball

Basketball

by Burke
     
 

ISBN-10: 1885693370

ISBN-13: 9781885693372

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Fitness Info Tech,West Virginia University

If you've ever watched a champion make that impossible three-point shot in the game's final seconds, you know that the mind game is fundamental in the sport of basketball. Concentration, teamwork, relaxation, confidence, and a sense of fair play are the mental skills that make a great all-around basketball player. Former legendary Louisiana State University

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Overview

If you've ever watched a champion make that impossible three-point shot in the game's final seconds, you know that the mind game is fundamental in the sport of basketball. Concentration, teamwork, relaxation, confidence, and a sense of fair play are the mental skills that make a great all-around basketball player. Former legendary Louisiana State University basketball coach Dale Brown and highly acclaimed sport psychologist Kevin Burke team up as co-authors to provide readers with proven sport psychology techniques to assist players, coaches, and parents in a player's development on the court.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885693372
Publisher:
Fitness Info Tech,West Virginia University
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Sport Psychology Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

Pre-Game: How Players, Coaches, and Parents Can Use This Bookxv
The Book's Relevance for Playersxvi
The Book's Relevance for Coachesxvi
The Book's Relevance for Parentsxvii
Section IFUNdamental Basketball1
Chapter 1Basketball--Much More Than Physical Skills3
Scouting Report3
Playing Percentages3
FUNdamental Skills4
The Mental Side of Basketball5
FUNdamental Points to Remember8
Chapter 2FUNdamental Skills of the Complete Basketball Player9
Scouting Report9
FUNdamental Skill #1Mental Practice10
Understanding Mental Practice12
Getting Started13
When You Should Practice14
Mental Practice Schedule15
Mental Practice Notebook15
Frequently Asked Questions About Imagery17
Viewpoint17
Control18
Belief18
Using Imagery During Games or Practice18
FUNdamental Skill #2Concentration Awareness Training19
Understanding Concentration20
The Specifics of Concentration20
Four Ways to Focus21
Three Important Aspects of Concentration22
Helpful Concentration Tips24
Full-Court Concentration24
Concentration With Many Time-Outs (TOs)24
Concentration With Few TOs24
Concentration Practice25
FUNdamental Skill #3Positive Self-Talk (Gem Talk)28
Changing Thought Habits29
Self-Talk Statements31
Using a Sense of Humor32
FUNdamental Points to Remember33
Section IIAssisting Yourself With Mental Skills35
Chapter 3Shooting37
Scouting Report37
How to Lessen "Basket Interference"37
Imagery Practice for Shooting38
Concentration and Gem-Talk Keys for Shooting39
Mental Routine for Shooting Free Throws40
Mental and Physical Free Throw Shooting Routine44
FUNdamental Points to Remember45
Chapter 4Playing Defense47
Scouting Report47
Using Mental Skills to Improve Defense47
Team Defense48
1-On-1 Defense50
Using Self-Talk to Improve Defense51
FUNdamental Points to Remember53
Chapter 5Becoming a Better All-Around Player55
Scouting Report55
Skill Improvement55
Imagery56
Concentration58
Self-Talk59
Skill Correction and Slumps59
Using the "Off" Hand60
FUNdamental Points to Remember63
Chapter 6Sporting Behavior: Being a Good "Sport"65
Scouting Report65
Being a Good Sport65
Trash Talking66
Special Trash-Talk Practice69
Psych-Out Attempt69
Emotional Control70
The Three-Seconds Rule71
FUNdamental Points to Remember72
Chapter 7Dealing With Referees, Fans, Opponents, Injuries, and Other Situations73
Scouting Report73
Officials74
Opposing Fans76
Off-the-Court Situations77
Teammates and Coaches78
Injury and Rehabilitation79
Mental Rehabilitation Imagery Scenario80
How to Have Fun When You're Way Behind or Way Ahead81
Sitting on the Bench82
Changing Negative Statements to Positive Self-Talk83
FUNdamental Points to Remember84
Chapter 8Staying Motivated85
Scouting Report85
Attitude Adjustment85
Goal Setting87
Ultimate Imagery90
Avoiding and Dealing With Burnout90
FUNdamental Points to Remember94
Chapter 9Gaining and Maintaining Confidence95
Scouting Report95
Losing Confidence96
Gaining Confidence96
Dealing With Pressure99
FUNdamental Points to Remember101
Chapter 10Playing in the Fun Zone103
Scouting Report103
Getting the Most From Playing Basketball103
Applying Your Basketball Skills to Life104
FUNdamental Points to Remember107
AppendixBasketball-Related Web Sites109
Dr. Kevin L. Burke's Web Sites110
Index111

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