Mastering Your Inner Game / Edition 1

Mastering Your Inner Game / Edition 1

by David Kauss
     
 

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ISBN-10: 073600176X

ISBN-13: 2900736001761

Pub. Date: 09/11/2000

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Are you willing to dig a little deeper to win? Then arm yourself with the tools you need to understand, manage, and maximize your mental and emotional forces-factors that often determine whether you're an all-star or an "also-ran."

In Mastering Your Inner Game , you will first learn how this innovative approach has worked for five real athletes

Overview

Are you willing to dig a little deeper to win? Then arm yourself with the tools you need to understand, manage, and maximize your mental and emotional forces-factors that often determine whether you're an all-star or an "also-ran."

In Mastering Your Inner Game , you will first learn how this innovative approach has worked for five real athletes facing real challenges. Then sport psychologist David Kauss will help you identify the people and events in your life that have either contributed to your success or in some way undermined your sport performance. Once you've pinpointed these underlying factors, Kauss teaches you how to develop and apply individualized mental training packages to raise or regain your performance level.

Whether you want to break out of a slump, build confidence, or sharpen your focus, Mastering Your Inner Game is your guide to becoming a mentally and emotionally superior athlete.

About the Author

David R. Kauss, PhD, has been practicing psychology since 1978, but he began his psychological consulting work with athletes and coaches-including the UCLA football and baseball teams-four years earlier. In his role as a consultant, Kauss has provided performance-enhancement training to athletes and coaches at the elite and professional levels. He wrote about his early work with athletes in his first book, Peak Performance.

In 1984 he became a registered sport psychological consultant for the U.S. Olympic Committee, working with athletes before and during their Olympic competition. His work with athletes also involves coaching: Kauss coached senior-league baseball for seven years and assorted youth sports for many years.

A member of the American Psychological Association, Kauss is also an associate professor of psychology at UCLA. He received his BA from Harvard University and his doctorate in clinical psychology from UCLA. When he's not helping athletes improve their performance, Kauss enjoys tennis, travel, and spectator sports. He and his wife, Laurel, live in Pacific Palisades, California, with their two children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900736001761
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
09/11/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280

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Table of Contents



Part I: Athletes Like You and the Challenges They Face
Chapter 1. Tom, a Tennis Player
Chapter 2. Rod, a Football Player
Chapter 3. Bonnie, a Figure Skater
Chapter 4. Joanne, a Track Athlete
Chapter 5. CJ, a Basketball Player
Part II: Getting to Know You and What You Need to Work On
Chapter 6. Identifying the Significant People in Your Life
Chapter 7. Reviewing Important Events and Performances
Chapter 8. Remembering the Special Times in Your Life
Chapter 9. Examining Your Daydreams, Motives, and Fears
Chapter 10. Keeping a Daily Event Diary
Part III: Techniques to Maximize Your Performance
Chapter 11. Traditional Psychological Skills Training
Chapter 12. Enhanced Psychological Skills Training
Chapter 13. Personalizing Your Psych Skill Packs
Chapter 14. Countdown to Competition

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