Category Sports

The Champion’s Mind

The Champion’s Mind
By Jim Afremow
Tantor
Retail Price $24.99
Amazon Price: $19.25

Book Description: 

Even amongst 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—it’s 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 game may differ, athletes at every level have one thing in common: they want to excel. In The Champion’s Mind, sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, LPC, now offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including:

• Tips and techniques based on high-performance psychology research, such as 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

The Champion’s Mind distills actionable advice into clear and concise steps for athletes looking to find confidence, concentration, and mental preparedness—the mental edge that sets champions apart.

Review

 

This is a fantastic sports psychology book.  I actually read the book and then listened to the audiobook to see whether I could recommend it to my players.  The answer was a resounding yes!  The narration of this book was just as good as reading it myself and it is a great resource for audio learners.  I found the book incredibly insightful and relevant to both the coach and players.  It provides great strategies to train your brain that are used by elite athletes.  The takeaway from this book is that if THEY (Olympians and Professional athletes) can do it, so can you.  With some training you can succeed to levels you can’t even imagine.

~Reviewed by Bud B.

 

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