Ahead of the Game
How to Use Your Mind to Win in Sport
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 364 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 20 November 2006|
More and more people are realising that, as with all areas of life, your results in sport depend crucially on your ability to use your mind effectively. Certainly many elite sports performers say that the mental aspects of the sport make the difference between being a champion or not. The way you use your mind determines the level of success and fulfilment you gain from sport, whether at professional or recreational level. Ahead of the Game is written for sports coaches, athletes and players of all levels who want to learn some leading edge yet tried and tested techniques and approaches to using your mind more effectively, and helping others to do the same. It draws on many of the techniques from Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), proven methods to achieve success. Ahead of the Game takes you through the techniques and approaches step by step, and is full of practical exercises and examples of how these techniques have been used with athletes so that you can adapt the techniques to suit you.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Preface by Dr Jonathan Smith, Lecturer in Sports Sciences, Loughborough University Introduction Part I: The Building Blocks Chapter 1: A Communication Model Chapter 2: Your Mind Chapter 3: The Mindset for Success in Sport Chapter 4: Winning Goals Part II: What Stops You? Chapter 5: Internal Factors Chapter 6: External Factors Part III: The 'HOW TO' Chapter 7: Being In THE Right State Chapter 8: Using The Language of Your Mind Chapter 9: Changing Beliefs Chapter 10: Visualisation and Mental Rehearsal Chapter 11: Dealing with Setbacks and Difficulties Chapter 12: Gaining Other Perspectives Chapter 13: Preparation and Other Topics Chapter 14: Finding a Mental Skills Coach Part IV: What They Probably Don't Teach You at Coaching School Chapter 15: Fundamental Filters & Motivation Chapter 16: Language Tips for Coaches Chapter 17: Other Advanced Coaching Tools and Tips Chapter 18: Final Comments Appendices Further Reference Material Glossary Index
About the Author
Jeremy Lazarus is an accredited NLP Trainer and performance coach, and has been coaching people to improve their business and sporting results since 1999. He provides one-to-one performance coaching, and NLP certification courses. He regularly speaks at conferences and writes in the press, as well as having appeared on live radio and TV. He is a director of The Lazarus Consultancy Ltd. www.thelazarus.com.
"Within the book, Jeremy simplifies the learnings of what at first glance are some complex areas through the activities that he presents, the tips that he supplies and the intriguing personal stories he provides as to how he has worked with athletes to enable them to make huge leaps in their performance - all of which allow the reader to extract the vital information presented quickly and effectively. I urge anybody who is an athlete wishing to improve their sporting potential, or anybody working within the athlete set-up to read this book and challenge themselves to implement the learnings from it in all aspects of their lives". From the Preface by JJ Smith, Lecturer and Researcher of Sport Psychology, Loughborough University
|Publisher: ||Ecademy Press|
|Dimensions: ||23.39 x 15.6 x 1.91 centimeters (0.50 kg)|