The Sport Psych Handbook

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The Sport Psych Handbook

Athletes' physiques and conditioning levels have advanced significantly in the past decade. Now, it's time for their mental prowess to catch up.
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 breakthrough methods to do the following:

Complement your physical skills with sharper mental skills. Make The Sport Psych Handbook part of your training arsenal, and start performing to your potential.
Part I. Inner Drive
Chapter 1. Motivation: The Need to Achieve
John F. Eliot
Chapter 2. Goals: More Than Just the Score
Chris Harwood
Chapter 3. Competitive Drive: Embracing Positive Rivalries
Cal Botterill
Chapter 4. Overtraining: Balancing Practice and Performance
Kirsten Peterson
Part II. Emotional and Mental Control
Chapter 5. Anxiety: From Pumped to Panicked
Gloria Balague
Chapter 6. Anger: How to Moderate Hot Buttons
Mitch Abrams and Bruce Hale
Chapter 7. Concentration: Focus Under Pressure
Clark Perry
Chapter 8. Imagery: Inner Theater Becomes Reality
Shane Murphy
Part III. Interactive Skills
Chapter 9. Leadership: Full Engagement for Success
Jim Loehr
Chapter 10. Teamwork: For the Good of the Whole
Tracy L. Veach and Jerry R. May
Chapter 11. Coaching: An Effective Communication System
Charles J. Hardy, Kevin L. Burke, and R. Kelly Crace
Part IV. Potential Pitfalls
Chapter 12. Injuries: The Psychology of Recovery and Rehab
Charles Brown
Chapter 13. Eating Disorders: When Rations Become Irrational
Karen D. Cogan
Chapter 14. Substance Use: Chemical Roulette in Sport
Mark H. Anshel
Part V. The Educated Consumer
Chapter 15. Roles: The Sport Psychologist
Sean McCann
Chapter 16. Qualifications: Education and Experience
Bradley Hack
Chapter 17. Success in Sport Psych: Effective Sport Psychologists David Tod and Mark Andersen


  • Shane Murphy, PhD,
  • John F. Eliot, PhD,
  • Chris Harwood, PhD,
  • Cal Botterill, PhD,
  • Bruce D. Hale, PhD,
  • Mitch Abrams, PsyD,
  • Jim Loehr, EdD,
  • Tracy L. Veach, EdD,
  • Charles H. Brown, PhD,
  • Sean C. McCann, PhD,
  • Bradley Hack, PhD,
  • Mark B. Andersen, PhD,
  • David Tod
  • Kirsten Peterson, PhD,
  • Jerry R. May, PhD,
  • Clark Perry, PhD,
  • Mark Anshel, PhD,
  • Gloria Balague, PhD,
  • Charles J. Hardy, PhD,
  • Karen D. Cogan, PhD,
  • Kevin L. Burke, PhD,
  • R. Kelly Crace, PhD,

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