Sports Psychology Basics
Finally! An understandable and practical guide to sports psychology! Longtime youth sports coach Andrew Caruso has compiled reams of comprehensive research into one well-organized and readable book. He addresses all the main points of this growing field, including Goal Setting, Assessment, Visualization/Imagery, Simulation, Focus, Cue Words, Flow, Motivation, Arousal and Positive Affirmations. Includes several outstanding exercises for coaches and players of all ages.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Refocusing and Cue Words
Using Sports Psychology in Your Program
About the Authors
achieve activities affirmations allows arousal level assessment athlete's ball basketball benefits better body CHAPTER coaches and players competition confidence contest controlled breathing cue words deal distraction Eustress example excellent exercises extrinsic field hockey fitness flow focus focusing football foul shot game plan goal setting high school hockey important improve individual intrinsic motivation Joe Montana John Wooden journal entries Larry Bird level of arousal Maxwell Maltz Michael Jordan mind opponent outcome goals oxygen peak performance penalty kicks perfect physical practice play players need positive Possibly pre-game pressure refocusing rehearsal Richard Cox role self-image session simply simulation situations SOCCER COACHING sports psychology techniques strategy stretching strike zone success tactical team building team sports team's teammates Tiger Woods tion unconscious mind virtually visualization and imagery volleyball week write