The physical skills and attributes needed to perform at your best in any sport are well documented. But relatively little has been offered by way of sound practical advice on how to develop vital mental aspects like confidence, focus, motivation, resilience etc. Until now.
Each of the ‘Mental Mastery’ techniques has proven effective in the world of elite sport. They are presented here in step-by-step detail so they can be used by sportsmen and women, including coaches and parents, regardless of sport, ability or age. In all there are 69 techniques backed up with 19 case studies and 21 coaching tips. Together with three questionnaires, a technique-matrix and a huge range of ideas there is enough here to help control or eliminate almost every conceivable mental problem in sport. In these pages you will find detached information to help with anxiety, attitude, belief, confidence, concentration, determination, emotional control, enthusiasm, energy focus, goal-setting, killer instinct, mental toughness, motivation, optimism, peak performance, perseverance, resilience, team development, visualisation… and whole lot more.
If you’re wondering what’s gone wrong with some sports in this country and how to make it right, Ken Way’s new book is a masterclass in how to get the most out of yourself and your team at every level of the game. One of the most thorough and in-depth analyses I’ve ever read of what it takes to succeed at every level of sporting achievement. If you’re ready to succeed at a whole new level, don’t just read this book – devour it! – Michael Neill, best-selling author of ‘You can have what you want’ and ‘Supercoach’.
The physical demands of professional football are clear for all to see but mental and psychological demands though less obvious are equally intense. Learning to deal with these and, more importantly to develop an appropriate mental strength, is a demanding process. Through easy to understand exercises and processes this book helps the reader to develop a self-help strategy that is both practical and enjoyable. I’m sure you will find the book a great help, as I have valued Ken’s contribution as part of my Teams’ successes. –Nigel Pearson, Football Manager
This book owes its existence to the skills, understanding and help of a great many people to whom I wish to say a heartfelt THANK YOU. At the top of this list are Karen McCreadie…