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The Mental Edge - Basketball's Peak Performance Workbook - 3rd Edition

The Mental Edge : Basketball's Peak Performance Workbook 3rd edition by Stephen J. Brennan, PhD

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 Foreword by Rick Samuelsv
 Prefacevii
 Acknowledgementsix
 Introductionxi
 PART I. THE BACKGROUND 
1How the Mind Works2
2Stress and Athletics15
3A Collective List of Stress Reduction and Mental Preparation Techniques21
 PART II. THE GAME 
4Basketball: A Breakdown of Components34
5Peak Performance Techniques for Competitive Basketball45
 PART III. THE COMPONENTS 
6Understanding Your Players' Actions: An Athletic Mental Profile54
7Relaxing Your Players: A Progressive Autogenic Training Program61
8Establishing Proper Player Priorities: A Goal-Setting Program71
9Playing Mind Games: A Visualization Program for Mental Rehearsal85
10Promoting Yourself: A Positive Self-Talk Program97
11Strengthening Athletic Attention: Centering Cues and Focused Concentration107
12Monitoring Player Progress: A Self-Assessment Program117
 PART IV. THE PROGRAM 
13Putting the Pieces Together: A Mental Preparation Program for Competitive Basketball126
 Concluding Remarks141
 Appendices143
 Appendix A Psychological Instruments and Scoring Keys144
 Appendix B Sample Goals List188
 Appendix C Sample Affirmations List190
 Appendix D List of Resources192
 Appendix E 24-Hour Pre-Competition Mental Preparation Sequence Worksheets196
 Appendix F Goal-Setting Worksheets197
 Appendix G Visualization Worksheets201
 Appendix H Player Record Sheet for Testing Instruments202
 Appendix I Self-Assessment Instruments203
 List of References214