Inside Sport Psychology

Inside Sport Psychology

by Costas Karageorghis
     
 

Inside Sport Psychology covers the most effective methods of enhancing sport performance and preparing mentally for competition, and it explains which techniques are most appropriate for certain situations in sport. It is an ideal resource for athletes and coaches wishing to incorporate modern psychological techniques into their

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Inside Sport Psychology covers the most effective methods of enhancing sport performance and preparing mentally for competition, and it explains which techniques are most appropriate for certain situations in sport. It is an ideal resource for athletes and coaches wishing to incorporate modern psychological techniques into their everyday practice.

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Reviewer: Kristina Diane Hall, BS, MS (Duke University)
Description: This book discusses the additional mental tools athletes need to be successful in their sport when the playing field is equal physically. Motivation, self confidence, dealing with anxiety, attaining and remaining concentrated to keep a competitive edge are all illustrated.
Purpose: The aim of this book is to provide athletes, coaches, and team managers with a structured and theoretically grounded approach to developing the psychological aspects of training and competition. This book is good for setting the basis for preparing athletes mentally, not only during practices and training, but also for competition.
Audience: The book is aimed at athletes, coaches, and team managers, according to the author. Anyone who deals with athletes could benefit from reading it.
Features: The book addresses the mental groundwork that athletes must do to achieve success at a higher level. Motivation is a big factor for athletes and this book addresses this topic thoroughly. The strategies discussed throughout the book may be elementary or merely groundwork for elite athletes with previous mental coaching as a part of their training, but there are some different strategies and theories presented that could result in a higher level of success for elite athletes.
Assessment: This is a useful tool for training athletes mentally for practices and competitions. The illustrations, applications, and examples made me pause to reflect on the many ways to apply these tools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736099486
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Series:
1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
443,718
File size:
5 MB

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"I studied sport psychology under Costas and Peter in the four-year period before I won the superheavyweight gold at the Sydney Olympics. Since then I've enjoyed many high points and experienced a few low points in my professional career, but the principles that those guys taught me while I was at Brunel have always stayed with me. When I damaged my right shoulder and came back against the odds in the 11th to knock out Michael Sprott for the European title, I was thinking, Stay calm, focus on the here and now, just like I was taught all those years ago. I knew it was my time to shine again!"

Audley Harrison, MBE--Current European heavyweight boxing champion, former Commonwealth and Olympic superheavyweight boxing champion

“While at Brunel I studied sport psychology with both authors. During that period I learned techniques to improve my mental strength and composure under pressure. With the advent of professionalism at the time, those skills put me ahead of my peers. I realized that without psychological preparation, my physical attributes were insufficient. I realized that it was necessary to push myself toward the goals of becoming an international player and, ultimately, of winning the World Cup with England in 2003.”

Richard Hill, MBE--Former rugby union player for the England national team (71 caps) and British and Irish Lions (5 caps)

2003 World Cup winner with England

”I owe a lot to Peter for my success and ability to deal with the challenges of competing at the highest level of sport. He was an absolute rock throughout my career. He was always available at the other end of the phone to calm my nerves, remind me of the tools and techniques that he had taught me over the years, and strengthen my self-belief. The mental strength that Peter helped me develop is now also standing me in good stead for a life after sport.”

Anna Hemmings, MBE--Six-time world champion, three-time European champion, and two-time Olympian kayaker

“Shooting is more of a mental battle than a physical sport. Within three weeks of working with Peter, I set a world record of 193 clays out of 200. In the Olympic shoot-off to decide between gold and silver, I used the techniques he taught me to block everything out and won the gold. I couldn’t have done it without Peter.”

Richard Faulds, MBE--2000 Olympic gold medalist in double trap-shooting,Current world record holder,Eighteen-time world champion and Nine-time World Cup medalist

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