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Pure sport : practical sport psychology

Author: John Kremer; Aidan P Moran
Publisher: Hove, East Sussex ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Should you always 'think about it'? Are you 'only as good as your last game'? Is it just a matter of 'keeping your eye on the ball'? The answer to these questions is no, and to help you steer a course through the many challenges of a sporting career this second edition of Pure Sport sets out, in everyday language, the lessons you can take from contemporary sport psychology - helping you recognise what works and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kremer; Aidan P Moran
ISBN: 9780415525251 041552525X 9780415525282 0415525284
OCLC Number: 781939897
Description: x, 198 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Starting out --
The winning mind --
Mirror gazing --
Hitting the zone --
Staying focused --
Using your imagination --
Handling setbacks and mistakes --
The team --
Leading and managing --
The end.
Responsibility: John Kremer and Aidan Moran.

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"Should you always 'think about it'? Are you 'only as good as your last game'? Is it just a matter of 'keeping your eye on the ball'? The answer to these questions is no, and to help you steer a course through the many challenges of a sporting career this second edition of Pure Sport sets out, in everyday language, the lessons you can take from contemporary sport psychology - helping you recognise what works and what doesn't when it comes to improving performance. As the title suggests, Pure Sport goes back to basics by highlighting practical concerns for those involved with competitive sport at every age and level - from junior club members to Olympic athletes. Drawing on their considerable experience as both applied sport psychologists and academics, the authors present practical advice and a powerful array of techniques for channelling and harnessing mental skills with the goal of improving sporting performance. Drawing on the international popularity of the first edition, in this fully updated second edition the authors have taken the opportunity to revamp chapters with colour photographs, contemporary examples, and sporting anecdotes, and the book is now even more accessible for those without a formal background in psychology. Pure Sport, Second Edition is essential reading for anyone with an active involvement or interest in sport, it will help students, coaches, teams, and sportsmen and women to sharpen their mental edge and so realise their true potential in sport and through sport."--Publisher description.
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"This is a wonderful book for those ready to move beyond the theroretical connections between psychology and sport and forward into application... The authors clearly set out to create a text that Read more...

 
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