No hockey player can reach his full potential without mastering the mental side of the sport. Hockey Tough provides players and coaches proven methods for mastering the mental side of the game. Author Saul Miller shares the psychological training and emotional management techniques he has successfully taught individual hockey players and teams for over 20 years.
Throughout the book, NHL stars such as Mark Messier, Pavel Bure, Chris Pronger, and Markus Naslund offer insights and tips on a variety of topics related to achieving a winning mind-set for the sport. These players explain how to focus and score, how to deal with personality conflicts on and off the ice, and how to bounce back with confidence after a subpar performance.
Miller, one of North America's most prolific and sought-after sport psychology consultants in hockey, presents mental exercises and assignments to help players
-develop a winning attitude on and off the ice,
Miller presents many other topics of interest, such as the intangibles that coaches and scouts look for in players and what it takes to make it to the top level of competition.
Motivation, teamwork, leadership, and poise are essential factors to successful performance. Hockey Tough will strengthen each of these areas and help players achieve a mind-set to excel on the ice.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Judes316 - LibraryThing
I received this book as an early reviewer from Librarything.com. Though I am not a professional hockey player, I am involved in professional hockey. This is a great book for a player who is struggling ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kristincedar - LibraryThing
I am not a hockey player, but I appreciated the broad range of tips offered by this book. I am also in the camp that Sidney Crosby should not be on the cover, as the wide ranging appeal of said book ... Read full review