Coaching the Mental Game: Leadership Philosophies and Strategies for Peak Performance in Sports--and Everyday Life

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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...

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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

Spartanburg Herald-Journal
World-renowned sports psychologist Dorfman adapts his mental insights to guide team leaders and coaches, no matter what the playing field.
Scott Lynn
Dorfman, who is recognized worldwide in the area of sports psychology, does an outstanding job of breaking down the many areas of coaching philosophies and strategies. The person who reads this book will gain a greater understandingof what makes coaches (and players) tick. It's a must for all coaches—from the rookie coach to the coach who has been around the game for many years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589792586
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/25/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 284,150
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 1.10 (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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Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Section 1 The Coach as Leader, Communicator, Teacher
Chapter 1 Leadership and Power(s) 3
Chapter 2 Leadership Style 15
Chapter 3 You, the Leader-the Coach 25
Chapter 4 The Substance of Leadership 35
Chapter 5 The Coach Communicates, One Way or Another 40
Chapter 6 Communication: Considering the Process Itself 47
Chapter 7 Communication: The When, Where, How, Why-and Who! 52
Chapter 8 Coaching Is Teaching 70
Chapter 9 Learners: The Coach and the Athlete 81
About Sections 2 and 3 91
Section 2 The Mental Game Alphabet: Impact Terms for the Coach 95
Section 3 The Mental Game, A to Z: Athletes' Impact Terms 217
Appendix A Leader List 351
Appendix B "The Guy in the Glass" 354
Appendix C We Learn What We've Lived 355
Appendix D A Winning Way 356
Appendix E The Final Word on the Mental Game 359
About the Author 361
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