The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance

The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance

by H.A. Dorfman

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ISBN-13: 9781589794771
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/1989
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 545,882
File size: 3 MB

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: Coaching the Mental Game, The Mental ABC's of Pitching, and The Mental Keys to Hitting.

Table of Contents

Foreword Rick Wolff ix

Introduction xiii

Part 1

1 Where Does it Start? 1

2 Establishing Proper Goals 5

3 Expectations 21

4 Dedication 42

5 Responsibility 60

6 Attitudes 74

7 Confidence 89

8 Learning 105

9 Preparation 120

10 Visualization 138

11 Concentration 151

12 Mental Discipline 178

13 Relaxation 248

14 The Winning Way 261

Part 2

Introduction 275

15 Hitting 277

16 Pitching 290

17 Fielding 312

18 Baserunning 321

Appendix: Task-Specific Goals 331

Player Self-Evaluation Forms 338

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Mental Game of Baseball 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although written specifically for ballplayers, the approach presented in this book would help anyone who wants to improve themselves and their lives. It provides a practical example of the application of cognitive behavioral skills that can help anyone. I highly recommend it, not just for ballplayers or baseball enthusiasts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for myself to better support my son as he became interested in excelling at baseball. I found it to be the best synthesis of essential elements of peak performance of anything I've read: on the field (baseball or otherwise) or off. I have since recommended or given this book to players and parents with fabulous results. READ THIS BOOK IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME - ANYWHERE.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I play softball and i love this book everyone plzzzz read!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helps not only in tight and stressful situiations, it gives tips to help concentrate on anythin you want to. It includes quotes and accutate examples to help the reader understand just what the author is trying to describe. Im 14 and a baseball player with thats a known hothead. I personally saw improvement in my attitude and performince the gamafter i started reading this book, and i know how to apply it to everyday life