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The Sports Psych Handbook.

The Sports Psych Handbook

By Shane Murphy. * Pp. 368. Illustrated. * Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, * $19.95, paperbound.

Athletes' physiques and conditioning levels have advanced significantly in the past decade. Now, it's time for their mental prowess to catch up, according to Dr. Shane Murphy.

The Sport Psych Handbook makes significant performance improvement possible through training the mind to parallel the body's enhanced development. Experts covering each facet of the mental game present research-based, field-tested approaches to enhance individual and team performance.

More specifically, this comprehensive guide will give athletes break-through methods to optimize inner drive for training and competition; maintain emotional and mental control for unwavering focus; improve communication skills for better leadership and teamwork; and avoid and over-come slumps, injuries, and other challenges to a successful season.

Murphy is one of the nation's leading sport psychologists, with expertise in performance excellence, competitiveness, and teamwork. He is currently assistant professor at Western Connecticut State University. Murphy served as a sport psychologist to the U.S. Olympic team at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, the U.S. Olympic team at the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, and the 1996 U.S. slalom canoe and kayak teams in Atlanta. In addition, he was sport psychology consultant to the U.S. snowboard team from 1999 to 2002.

To order, log on to www.humankinetics.com or call 1-800-747-4457.
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Date:Feb 1, 2005
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