Champion Minded

Achieving Excellence in Sports and Life

Author: Allistair McCaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692791547

Category:

Page: 452

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In Champion Minded, Allistair will help you develop the winning standards in both sports and life by teaching you the mindset, habits and discipline of a champion. With over 125 lessons and inspirational anecdotes, Champion Minded will not only improve your mental and game preparation, but motivate you to achieve excellence in your life too.

How Champions Think

In Sports and in Life

Author: Bob Rotella

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476788642

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 9064

A "guide to success in all aspects of life-- not just sports-- from business to relationships to personal challenges of every variety"--Amazon.com.

The Champion's Mind

How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

Author: Jim Afremow

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623361494

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4870

Even among the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn't necessarily translate to a superior on-field experience—its the mental game that matters most. Sports participation—from the recreational to the collegiate Division I level—is at an all-time high. While the caliber of their games may differ, athletes at every level have one thing in common: the desire to excel. In The Champion's Mind, sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including: • How to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble • How to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence • Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped With hundreds of useful tips, breakthrough science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers, The Champion's Mind will help you shape your body to ensure a longer, healthier, happier lifetime.

Psychology of Champions

How to Win at Sports and Life with the Focus Edge of Super-athletes

Author: James J. Barrell,David Ryback

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313354367

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

View: 2249

In this unprecedented book, two psychologist researchers interview sports legends and super-athletes across sports to explain the thinking that powers stellar performers, pushing them to amazing and historic successes.

The Winning Mindset

What Sport Can Teach Us About Great Leadership

Author: Damian Hughes

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509804382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 8406

In The Winning Mindset, Professor Damian Hughes, the acclaimed author of Liquid Thinking and How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson, draws on both his lifetime experience and academic background within sport, organization and change psychology to reveal the best ways to create a winning mindset in both personal and professional life. Having worked with some of the top teams in the UK, and watched some of the best coaches in the country at work, Hughes distils the five keys principles that separate the best coaches and teams from the rest: Simplicity; Tripwires; Emotions; Practical; Stories: STEPS. The role of a sports-team leader is fascinating, complex and tough. Fantasy football leagues may convince us that success is all about buying players and selecting a team. In reality, it is about creating winning environments - recruiting, developing and nurturing talent, effectively communicating a shared vision with a diverse collection of individuals, delivering on enormous expectations from a range of stakeholders, overcoming significant challenges, handling pressure and staying focused throughout: a set of challenges familiar to leaders in all sectors.

The Young Champion's Mind

How to Think, Train, and Thrive Like an Elite Athlete

Author: Jim Afremow

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1635650569

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 7486

Award-winning coach and sports psychologist Jim Afremow has helped everyone from Olympians to professional athletes train their mind, body, and spirit. Now, in this new young adult edition of his highly praised The Champion’s Mind, Dr. Afremow is helping student athletes do—and feel—their best. Whether you are striving to balance your school and sports accomplishments, or just get that extra edge in your sport, his sage advice will be a much-needed guide in helping you navigate the field—or rink or court. New additions to The Young Champion’s Mind include such topics as:- Tips on how to get in a “zone,” thrive on a team, and stay humble- How to progress within a sport and sustain excellence long-term- Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped

Mind Gym

An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence

Author: Gary Mack,David Casstevens

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071504648

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 9247

Praise for Mind Gym "Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game." --Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain "Mind Gym hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book." --Ken Griffey Jr., Major League Baseball MVP "I read Mind Gym on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial." --Jason Kidd, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner In Mind Gym, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." Mind Gym will give you the "head edge" over the competition.

Take Time for Paradise

Americans and Their Games

Author: A. Bartlett Giamatti

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608194418

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 3230

A philosophical musing on sports and play, this wholly inspiring and utterly charming reissue of Bart Giamatti's long-out-of-print final book, Take Time for Paradise, puts baseball in the context of American life and leisure. Giamatti begins with the conviction that our use of free time tells us something about who we are. He explores the concepts of leisure, American-style. And in baseball, the quintessential American game, he finds its ultimate expression. "Sports and leisure are our reiteration of the hunger for paradise- for freedom untrammeled." Filled with pithy truths about such resonant subjects as ritual, self-betterment, faith, home, and community, Take Time for Paradise gives us much more than just baseball. These final, eloquent thoughts of "the philosopher king of baseball" (Seattle Weekly) are a joyful, reverent celebration of the sport Giamatti loved and the country that created it.

Bring Your "A" Game

A Young Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness

Author: Jennifer L. Etnier

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807898511

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 5307

Mental training is just as important as physical training when it comes to success in sport. And like physical fitness, mental toughness is something that can be taught and learned. Yet many young athletes have not learned the psychological skills needed to develop their best game. This book was written specifically for young athletes interested in improving their performance and reaching their potential in sport. Bring Your "A" Game introduces key strategies for mental training, such as goal setting, pre-performance routines, confidence building, and imagery. Each of the seventeen chapters focuses on a single mental skill and offers key points and exercises designed to reinforce the concepts. The book encourages athletes to incorporate these mental skills into their daily lives and practice sessions so that they become second nature during competition. Whether used at home by student athletes or assigned by coaches as part of team development, Bring Your "A" Game will help young performers develop a plan for success and learn to deal with the challenges of pursuing excellence in sport.

Momentum

The Hidden Force in Tennis

Author: Alistair Higham

Publisher: Coachwise 1st4sport

ISBN: 9781841260402

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 84

View: 2693

In this handbook on tennis, Alastair Higham demonstrates that championship tennis is harnessed momentum at its best. He offers advice to help readers improve their match play at different levels -whether in club matches, county matches, international tournaments or simply with friends. Unlike other tennis guides, it does not concentrate on improving skills (strokes, tactics, concentration and movement). Instead, it discusses the battle of competitive tennis matches - the ebbs and flows, the turning points, why momentum switches and how and when to use your skills to gain control.

The Boys in the Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Author: Daniel James Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622741

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 7001

The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36” For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Champion's Mind

Lessons from a Life in Tennis

Author: Pete Sampras,Peter Bodo

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307410331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2108

Pete Sampras is arguably the greatest tennis player ever, a man whose hard-nosed work ethic led to an unprecedented number one world ranking for 286 weeks, and whose prodigious talent made possible a record-setting fourteen Grand Slam titles. While his more vocal rivals sometimes grabbed the headlines, Pete always preferred to let his racket do the talking. Until now. In A Champion’s Mind, the tennis great who so often exhibited visible discomfort with letting people “inside his head” finally opens up. An athletic prodigy, Pete resolved from his earliest playing days never to let anything get in the way of his love for the game. But while this single-minded determination led to tennis domination, success didn’t come without a price. The constant pressure of competing on the world’s biggest stage—in the unblinking eye of a media machine hungry for more than mere athletic greatness—took its toll. Here for the first time Pete speaks freely about what it was like to possess what he calls “the Gift.” He writes about the personal trials he faced—including the death of a longtime coach and confidant—and the struggles he gutted his way through while being seemingly on top of the world. Among the book’s most riveting scenes are an early devastating loss to Stefan Edberg that led Pete to make a monastic commitment to delivering on his natural talent; a grueling, four-hour-plus match against Alex Corretja during which Pete became seriously ill; fierce on-court battles with rival and friend Andre Agassi; and the triumphant last match of Pete’s career at the finals of the 2002 U.S. Open. In A Champion’s Mind, one of the most revered, successful, and intensely private players in the history of tennis offers an intimate look at the life of an elite athlete. From the Hardcover edition.

Once a Runner

A Novel

Author: John L. Parker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416597913

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6111

Originally self-published in 1978, Once a Runner captures the essence of competitive running—and of athletic competition in general—and has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever published. Inspired by the author’s experience as a collegiate champion, the story focuses on Quenton Cassidy, a competitive runner at fictional Southeastern University whose lifelong dream is to run a four-minute mile. He is less than a second away when the turmoil of the Vietnam War era intrudes into the staid recesses of his school’s athletic department. After he becomes involved in an athletes’ protest, Cassidy is suspended from his track team. Under the tutelage of his friend and mentor, Bruce Denton, a graduate student and former Olympic gold medalist, Cassidy gives up his scholarship, his girlfriend, and possibly his future to withdraw to a monastic retreat in the countryside and begin training for the race of his life against the greatest miler in history. A rare insider’s account of the incredibly intense lives of elite distance runners, Once a Runner is an inspiring, funny, and spot-on tale of one man’s quest to become a champion.

The Art of Learning

An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

Author: Josh Waitzkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743277465

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 265

View: 1429

An eight-time national chess champion and world champion martial artist shares the lessons he has learned from two very different competitive arenas, identifying key principles about learning and performance that readers can apply to their life goals. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Golden Rules

Finding World-Class Excellence in Your Life and Work

Author: Bob Bowman,Charles Butler

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2665

Bob Bowman, best known as the coach for the record-breaking run of Michael Phelps, is one of the most successful coaches in sports history. He is lauded for his intense personality, incredible dedication to his athletes, and his ability to nurture talent in athletes who have the heart and drive to win. This is his motivational book about winning in all walks of life and what you have to do to get there. He presents ten key concepts that all people should live by. Illuminating his lessons with spirited anecdotes, Bowman will teach you how to get gold out of every day by setting goals and getting motivated to achieve them. He will explain that taking risks is the key to success in any pursuit, and coach you on how you can become more risk-tolerant. By following The Golden Rules, you will learn to visualize in order to achieve your goals, and that above all else, dedication to your training, your job, or whatever area it is you are seeking to triumph in is paramount for success.

Relentless

From Good to Great to Unstoppable

Author: Tim S. Grover,Shari Wenk

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476714207

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 9001

An award-winning trainer draws on experience with such top athletes as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Ken Griffey, Jr. to explain how to tap dark competitive reflexes in order to succeed regardless of circumstances, explaining the importance of finding internal resources and harnessing the power of personal fears and instincts.

USTA Mental Skills and Drills Handbook

Author: Larry Lauer,Daniel Gould,Paul Lubbers

Publisher: Coaches Choice Books

ISBN: 9781606790809

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 452

View: 3900

In this ground-breaking new book and CD from the USTA, coaches, parents, and players of all levels of skill will discover critical drills, activities, and on- and off-court coaching strategies to develop the mental-toughness skills which are so critical to the sport of tennis. Covers player commitment and self-regulation, goal setting, motivation, stress management, concentration, imagery, confidence, sportsmanship and character building, and much, much more. This must-have reference is destined to become one of the most important and necessary works in the mental preparation of tennis players.

How Leaders Make It Happen

Author: Martin Robert Hall

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244909437

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

View: 1783

Imagine if you could sit down with some of the world's greatest leaders and pick their brains on what they do and how they do it. Some very clear patterns emerge when you study the success of great leaders in the world of elite sport and business. This book unlocks those secrets and the science behind how great leaders make things happen. Packed with awe inspiring stories, you will learn from the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Steve Jobs, J.K. Rowling and many other remarkable people who have inspired people to achieve incredible success. Martin Robert Hall is a leading authority in the field of performance psychology and in his latest work he unlocks the secrets, the science and the strategies of how great leaders from business and sport achieve success against all the odds.