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The Sport Psych Handbook
Athletes' physiques and conditioning levels have advanced significantly in the past decade. Now, it's time for their mental prowess to catch up. "The Sport Psych Handbook" makes significant performance improvement possible through training the mind to parallel the body's enhanced development. Experts covering each facet of the mental game present research-based, field-test ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 18th 2004 by Human Kinetics Publishers
(first published October 15th 2004)
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This book was amazing. It combined my two great loves (psychology and sports)! This book was written by around a dozen sport psychologists. Each chapter is written by a different psychologist who has specific training in that field. They cover topics such as drive, goals, motivation, teamwork, coaching, and substance abuse. I highly recommend it to anyone who is an athlete, coach, or who is interested in psychology.