Coaching the Mental Game: Leadership Philosophies and Strategies for Peak Performance in Sports, and Everyday Life / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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Leading sports psychologist Dorfman (The Mental Game of Baseball, The Mental ABC's of Pitching, and The Mental Keys to Hitting) here advocates a "meat and potatoes approach" and the use of common sense in coaching techniques and strategies. Nicknamed the "Sigmund Freud of Baseball" by GQ magazine, Dorfman discusses leadership philosophies and strategies for peak performance by coaches and athletes in sports as well as in everyday life. His A-Z list of impact terms for coaches and athletes should be of great assistance for anyone in sports. Dorfman emphasizes that "everything a coach says or does becomes a message that the athletes receive, interpret, and respond to mentally." Coaches need to realize that they are perceived by athletes as leaders, teachers, and mentors, and therefore they must think before speaking, be clear communicators, speak with clarity, be consistent yet flexible, and learn to establish a connection to all team members. In short, this is a book about the dos and don'ts of coaching and leadership. Recommended for sports collections.-Tim Delaney, Canisius Coll., Buffalo, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589790117
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 862,628
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Meet the Author

H.A. Dorfman was a noted sports psychologist as well as a sports psychology counselor with the Scott Boras Agency. Recognized as a leading sports psychologist across the world, Dorfman was also a columnist and freelance journalist with articles appearing in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Miami Herald. He has authored three other books:The Mental Game of Baseball, The Mental ABC's of Pitching, and The Mental Keys to Hitting.
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