Good to Great

Coaching Athletes through Sport Psychology (Trade Edition)
Mark Anshel
©2019, 368 pages

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    Athletes that grow into their raw potential and excel in the world of competitive sports aren’t supported by good coaches—they’re supported by great coaches.

    Good to Great: Coaching Athletes for Optimal Performance through Sport Psychology will take your coaching game to the next level by helping you incorporate two key concepts into your coaching routine: groundbreaking sport psychology and winning interpersonal practices.

    In this innovative handbook, sport psychologist Mark Anshel sheds light on fundamental sport psychology topics, including effectively tapping into athletes’ motivation, the psychological characteristics of successful athletes, and how to strengthen athletes’ mental prowess.

    Throughout, Anshel offers practical strategies to strengthen the coach-athlete relationship and increase coaching effectiveness. The advice and tips will help you embody positive leadership, teach sport skills effectively, help athletes build self-confidence and team camaraderie, and meet your athletes’ unique needs.

    Good to Great seamlessly balances theory and practice, providing you with compelling and well-researched information, detailed tasks, sample dialogue, helpful checklists, and more, so you can get in the game alongside your athletes to help them succeed.

    Mark Anshel is professor emeritus at Middle Tennessee State University, where he teaches graduate courses at master’s and doctoral levels in the Department of Health and Human Performance and the Department of Psychology. Professor Anshel earned his doctoral degree in philosophy with concentration in psychology of sport, health, and exercise from Florida State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Middle Tennessee State University, he worked as a performance counselor at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Florida, helping to address athlete’s work styles and the psychological barriers that prevent optimal performance, encourage unhealthy habits, and produce low life and sport satisfaction.
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