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On Amazon.com - Basketball Sport Psychology
by Dale Brown and Kevin Burke.
Dale Brown of Louisiana State University and sport psychologist Kevin Burke co-author this book that discusses the mental side of basketball. As coaches, we know there is much more to the game than just physical skills. As an example, making clutch shots and free-throws is mental as much as physical. This book gives coaches and players the tools and methods needed to stay focused and overcome negative thinking. Gaining and maintaining confidence are important. Avoiding "burn-out" and keeping the game fun are discussed. Ways to deal with slumps, injuries, trash-talking, officiating, opposing fans, off the court situations are presented. Parents will find this book helpful too. This book is full of a lot of really good ideas to an important side of the game that is seldom discussed.
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