Mistakes Worth Making: How to Turn Sports Errors Into Athletic Excellence

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Human Kinetics, 2003 - Business & Economics - 297 pages
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Missing the goal that could have tied the game...dropping the easy catch...losing possession of the ball... In today's competitive sport you can't afford mistakes like these, or can you?

When every move counts, mistakes can be devastating. But how you deal with mistakes, both during competition and after, can be the real obstacle to success. With Mistakes Worth Makingyou can learn how to turn mistakes from obstacles into catalysts for better performance.

Mistakes Worth Makingshows you how constructive analysis of your sport mistakes can

- increase your mental toughness and improve your concentration and confidence,
- keep your emotions in check and your focus on the game,
- define your strengths and improve your weak areas,
- offer clues to more effective strategies and skill execution, and
- help you gain a more resilient approach to your quest for excellence.

You'll enjoy author Sue Halden-Brown's candid and often humorous approach to the dilemma of unattainable perfection in sport. Plus, chapter summaries and Coaches Corner sections help you review and apply the information to your next practice or event. Learn how to make every move count—even the mistakes—with Mistakes Worth Making!

 

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Contents

Turning Mistakes into
131
Laying the Foundation
207
Likely Sources of Misery
221
Measuring Your Commitment
235
Taking Charge of Your Personal Growth
257
Exploring Your Confidence
275
Index
291
About the Author
297
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About the author (2003)


Sue Halden-Brown is a sport psychology instructor, coach, and examiner and educator with the Australian coach accreditation system. As a coach, Halden-Brown has lent her expertise to help both national and international equestrians and pentathletes to Olympic competition. She is the coauthor of the central text for the Australian equestrian coach education system and the director of the Five-Star Equestrian Training Centre, a training and education facility for equestrian athletes and coaches.

Halden-Brown holds a bachelor of applied sciences in sport studies (coaching) from the University of Canberra and was the recipient of the Australian Coaching Council's Coaching Excellence award in 1994. She resides in Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia.

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