Sport Motivation covers all the bases for achieving excellence in sport, treating the mind as an essential part of sport training. It presents chapters on the skills and methods of Psychological Skills Training (PST), anxiety and peak performance, self-confidence, motivation and mental toughness, coping with pressure, communication and team-building, concentration, psychological rehabilitation from injury, goal-setting, planning a total training programme and using training worksheets. This revised and fully updated edition is illustrated with photos, diagrams and tables, and making use of numerous case studies from sporting heroes such as Sir Edmund Hillary, Dame Susan Devoy and Lance Armstrong. Sport Motivation's content and style is suitable for athletes and coaches of all ages and at all levels.
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"'It is the game within the game' - Tiger Woods; 'You don't have to be born tough, it can be learnt' - Rod Dixon; 'The pressure brings out the best in me. I use it to get the best out of myself' - Sarah Ulmer"About the Author:
Ken Hodge is an Associate Professor in sport psychology who has worked with various New Zealand national teams, including rugby union, Commonwealth Games teams, swimming, netball and golf.
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