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The Sport Psych Handbook

Athletes' physiques and conditioning levels have advanced significantly in the past decade. Now, it's time for their mental prowess to catch up. The Sport Psych Handbook makes significant performance improvement possible through training the mind to parallel the body's enhanced development. Experts covering each facet of the mental game present research-based, field-tested approaches to enhance individual and team performance. More specifically, this comprehensive guide will give athletes breakthrough methods to do the following: -Optimize inner drive for training and competition-Maintain emotional and mental control for unwavering focus-Improve communication skills for better leadership and teamwork-Avoid and overcome slumps, injuries, and other challenges to a successful seasonComplement your physical skills with sharper mental skills. Make The Sport Psych Handbook part of your training arsenal, and start performing to your potential.
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Table of Contents

Part I. Inner DriveChapter 1. Motivation: The Need to Achieve John F. EliotChapter 2. Goals: More Than Just the Score Chris HarwoodChapter 3. Competitive Drive: Embracing Positive Rivalries Cal BotterillChapter 4. Overtraining: Balancing Practice and Performance Kirsten PetersonPart II. Emotional and Mental ControlChapter 5. Anxiety: From Pumped to Panicked Gloria BalagueChapter 6. Anger: How to Moderate Hot Buttons Mitch Abrams and Bruce HaleChapter 7. Concentration: Focus Under Pressure Clark PerryChapter 8. Imagery: Inner Theater Becomes Reality Shane MurphyPart III. Interactive SkillsChapter 9. Leadership: Full Engagement for Success Jim LoehrChapter 10. Teamwork: For the Good of the Whole Tracy L. Veach and Jerry R. MayChapter 11. Coaching: An Effective Communication System Charles J. Hardy, Kevin L. Burke, and R. Kelly CracePart IV. Potential PitfallsChapter 12. Injuries: The Psychology of Recovery and Rehab Charles BrownChapter 13. Eating Disorders: When Rations Become Irrational Karen D. CoganChapter 14. Substance Use: Chemical Roulette in Sport Mark H. AnshelPart V. The Educated ConsumerChapter 15. Roles: The Sport Psychologist Sean McCannChapter 16. Qualifications: Education and Experience Bradley HackChapter 17. Success in Sport Psych: Effective Sport Psychologists David Tod and Mark Andersen

About the Author

Shane Murphy, PhD, was the United States' Olympic Committee's sports psychology director for 7 years. Murphy has authored or co-authored four books on sport psychology, appeared on many US television and radio stations and articles containing or referring to his work have been published by USA Today, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report and many more popular newspapers and magazines. He also is former president of the Sport and Exercise Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Western Connecticut State University.

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