Sport Psychology for the Athlete: Making The Intangibles Of Athletic Excellence Tangible
Publication Date: September 20, 2012
This handbook was written specifically for you, the athlete, and since the principles of human performance are common to all athletes, this handbook truly applies to athletes from any background, at any level of play, competing in any sport. I have tried to capture the most important theories, techniques, and interventions of contemporary sport psychology. These are the very same theories, techniques and interventions I have used countless times with thousands of athletes in my own practice.
You have trained hard to develop and refine your physical abilities, but sooner or later, you will find you can only go so far on these physical abilities alone. The reason I wrote this handbook was to challenge you to take advantage of what I feel is the most powerful weapon you have – your mind. Developing and refining your mental and emotional skills is a vital element in achieving peak performance. They require the same effort and attention as the physical aspects of your game. Hopefully this handbook will serve as your guide to strengthen your mental and emotional discipline in order to compliment your physical tools. Hopefully it will help you develop your own philosophy on sport and life that will help you achieve your goals and realize your dreams. Hopefully, it will make the intangibles of athletic excellence tangible.
“An excellent resource for athletes intent on gaining the mental advantage. To the point yet complete. This handbook benefited me not only personally but professionally as well. Dr. Piering’s insightful exercises, actual interventions, and real-life vignettes are tremendously helpful. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking how to understand and tap into the power of the mind—body relationship.”
—DR. SONYA TRUEBLOOD, Clinical Psychologist
Author: Peder N. Piering, Clinical & Sport Psychologist
Paperback: 138 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
The Mental Road to the Major Leagues: A Guide for Rising BallplayersPurchase Book Now
Publication Date: January 11, 2012
Integrating sport psychology with the personal testimonies of baseball players, this helpful guide offers a step-by-step overview of what it takes for a boy playing little league baseball to work his way to college ball, the minor leagues, and beyond. Throughout, emphasis remains on the mental challenges players face and ways players can prepare for these challenges, both on and off the field. From college scholarships to meager minor league salaries, from getting traded to getting injured, this handbook will help athletes and parents navigate choices while illuminating the mental aspects that give the game its unpredictability and vitality.
“This book provides a realistic picture of the mental challenges players will face in the game and lifestyle of baseball. It is a useful, inspiring read for baseball players at any stage of their careers.” –Jack Curtis, Ph.D., mental skills coach, Philadelphia Phillies
About the Author
Kelly J. Pfaff teaches high school English in Jackson, Wisconsin, and regularly contributes articles to Milwaukee Magazine. Peder N. Piering, a clinical and sports psychologist, is founder and president of igniteyourlife.org, which offers psychological consultation to athletes and coaches.
Paperback: 201 pages
Publisher: Mcfarland (January 11, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
Master Mental Toughness: Insights Into Peak Performance Through Modern Day Science and the Ancient Martial ArtsPurchase Book Now
Publication Date: February 12, 2016
Since the 1980s sport psychology has firmly established that athletic performance is as much a mental endeavor as it is a physical one. In 2013, sport psychologist Dr. Peder Piering, joined a martial arts school and discovered something quite interesting — the same psychological profile proven necessary for peak performance by modern-day science has been embedded in martial arts’ curriculum for thousands of years. In this book, Dr. Piering shares his insights on mastering mental toughness drawn from both the science of sport psychology and the teachings of the ancient martial arts. The result is a unique perspective on achieving peak performance.
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Truths Publishing, LLC (February 12, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces