Mental attitude in sport is the difference between winning/performing well and losing/performing badly. Many elite athletes say that the mental aspects of sport make the difference between being a champion or not. Whether at professional or recreational level, your mindset determines the degree of success and fulfillment you achieve from your sport. Ahead of the Game will teach you how to use your mind to win and perform to your best in sport.
Ahead of the Game is written for sports coaches, athletes and players of all levels who want to learn some leading-edge yet tried and tested techniques to using your mind more effectively, and helping others to do the same. It draws on many of the techniques from Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), proven methods to achieve success and better results, faster. Ahead of the Game takes you through the techniques and approaches step by step, and is full of practical exercises and examples of how these techniques have been used with athletes so that you can adapt the techniques to suit you in all sports, including major sports like athletics, football/soccer, tennis, golf, basketball and swimming.
'Within the book, Jeremy simplifies the learnings of what at first glance are some complex areas through the activities that he presents, the tips that he supplies and the intriguing personal stories he provides as to how he has worked with athletes to enable them to make huge leaps in their performance - all of which allow the reader to extract the vital information presented quickly and effectively.
I urge anybody who is an athlete wishing to improve their sporting potential, or anybody working within the athlete set-up to read this book and challenge themselves to implement the learnings from it in all aspects of their lives.'
From the Preface by JJ Smith, Lecturer and Researcher of Sport Psychology, Loughborough University, England.