Coaching the Mental Game

Coaching the Mental Game


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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 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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ISBN-13: 9781630761882
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 287,328
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction xvii

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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