Head Case Lacrosse Goalie: Sports Fiction with a Winning Edge

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Fifth grader Max Speyer has been chosen to be the starting goalie for the local youth lacrosse league. Because he is younger and smaller than the team's other goalie, he lacks the confidence he needs to beat his archrival, Snake Eyes. In order to boost his confidence, he trains to the point of obsession-until an enlightening conversation with his neighbor, Dr. Bob, shows him that he needs to let go and trust that all his training has made him a good enough player to get the job done. Can he beat his nemesis? ...
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Overview


Fifth grader Max Speyer has been chosen to be the starting goalie for the local youth lacrosse league. Because he is younger and smaller than the team's other goalie, he lacks the confidence he needs to beat his archrival, Snake Eyes. In order to boost his confidence, he trains to the point of obsession-until an enlightening conversation with his neighbor, Dr. Bob, shows him that he needs to let go and trust that all his training has made him a good enough player to get the job done. Can he beat his nemesis? This story combines lacrosse scenarios with solid sports psychology to provide solutions to many significant challenges that youth players face. Included in the novel are a glossary of lacrosse terms and ten winning sports psychology tips.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933979403
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Pages: 95
  • Sales rank: 829,423
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Sam T. Chambers is a teacher and coach at St. John's School in Houston, Texas, where he has led his school's lacrosse team to two state titles. He played varsity lacrosse at the University of North Carolina and earned an MS in sports psychology at the University of Virginia. He is the founder of the Crease Ranch Lacrosse Camp and the Texas Recreational Lacrosse League. Dr. Bob Rotella is an internationally renowned sports psychologist who has worked with U.S. Olympic teams, the Texas Rangers, the New Jersey Nets, and players on the PGA and LPGA tours. He is the author of numerous books including Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, The Golfer's Mind: Play to Play Great, and Putting Out of Your Mind.
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