Smith, Leif H., Kays, Todd M., Ph.D.
Sports Psychology for Dummies
Acquiring the winning edge in sports-the mental edge
Mental conditioning is now seen by many to be as critical to sports success as physical conditioning. And for parents eager to ensure their children have a winning edge-as well as a future college scholarship-nothing could be more critical to success.
Part I: Getting the Winning Edge: Sports Psychology Fundamentals.
Chapter 1: Introducing Sports Psychology.
Chapter 2: The Gladiator Mind: Strengthening What`s Under the Helmet.
Chapter 3: Setting Goals: Aiming High and Hitting the Bull`s-Eye.
Chapter 4: Stoking the Fire in Your Belly: How to Fan the Flames of Motivation.
Chapter 5: Swagger: The Art and Science of Building Real Confi dence.
Part II: Your Mental Toolkit for Success.
Chapter 6: Mastering the Art of Focus.
Chapter 7: Seeing Is Believing: What You Need to Know about Imagery.
Chapter 8: Self-Talk: Making Sure You`re Not Yelling in Your Own Ear.
Chapter 9: Getting a Hold of Your Schedule.
Part III: Staying Competitive: Sports Psychology in Action.
Chapter 10: Winning Habits: How Routines Improve Performance in Competition.
Chapter 11: Handling Pressure: Playing in the Fire without Getting Burned.
Chapter 12: Staying Strong: The Importance of Managing Energy Levels.
Chapter 13: Handling Adversity: The Psychological Art of Bouncing Back.
Part IV: Improving Team Performance with Sports Psychology.
Chapter 14: Communicating as a Team.
Chapter 15: Leading Your Team to Victory: Athletes as Leaders.
Chapter 16: Developing Teamwork.
Part V: Sports Psychology for Coaches and Parents.
Chapter 17: Coaching Today`s Athlete.
Chapter 18: Parenting an Athlete: How to Be More than Just a Fan.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Ways You Can Use Sports Psychology at the Office.
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Be a Better Competitor.
Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Manage Stress Better.
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Parent an Athlete.