Dr. Bob Rotella was the director of sports psychology for twenty years at the University of Virginia, where his reputation grew as the person champions talked to about the mental aspects of their game. His client list includes Hall of Fame golfers like Pat Bradley, Tom Kite, and Nick Price as well as stars of the present, such as Darren Clarke, Keegan Bradley, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Mark Wilson, and Rory Mcllroy. A writer for and consultant to Golf Digest, he lives in Virginia with his wife, Darlene.
The book identifies the potential impact of technology on athletes' mental preparation for competition, as well as the role of technology in improving performance. It explores the use of technology by athletes and sport organisations for social interaction, while also considering the 'darker' side of athletes’ Internet use.
It covers topics including:
the role of GPS, gaming and virtual reality in training and injury recovery the use of social media by athletes and sport organisations the psychology of self-presentation and brand management, as well as issues of online privacy the use of technology by other elite groups, such as military and medical personnel, and non-elite sportspeople cyberbullying and online harassment of athletes online gambling and athletes' mental health in relation to their online activities virtual learning environments and the educational opportunities the online world can offer athletes
Accessibly written, with a companion website featuring lecture slides, reading lists, video links and suggested social media accounts, Sport Cyberpsychology offers a complete resource for students and instructors alike. It is important reading for any students of sport psychology, sport coaching or sport media, as well as coaches, athletes and sport science support staff.
With real-life case studies that demonstrate psychological theory put into practice, it discusses a wide spectrum of issues faced by young athletes and recommends the best approaches to addressing them. Key topics covered include:
the cognitive, social, and physical development of young athletes
optimising fun, motivation, and self-confidence
enhancing young athletes’ relationships with coaches, parents, and peers
managing stress, injuries, and transitions
effectively developing talent and long-term engagement in sport
encouraging organisational culture change.
The most up-to-date and authoritative guide to sport psychology for young people, this is essential reading for anyone working in youth sport.
Perhaps it was from your student, sibling, child or friend. Maybe it was from you.
Did it happen?
Has that dream become reality?
If not, do you, or the person you know have The Will To Carry On?
In this inspirational page-turner, Author TaRhonda White sheds light on many of the challenges young athletes experience. She explores their childhood disappointments, relationships with parents, leadership of coaches and triumphs from overcoming adversity.
A former two-sport student athlete who rose from the disappointment of her own childhood dream, White extends stories of inspiration to the discouraged, hope to those still dreaming and knowledge about the unknown.
She shares advice from current and former athletes who also triumphed to achieve success. You will find answers from Tony Gaskins Jr., Glen Big Baby Davis, Britney Temple and more.
David Leadbetter is the most recognized golf instructor in the history of the game. His new book, The A Swing, is his first for a decade and is an evolution of his swing theories that have successfully helped thousands of golfers globally. His tour players, whom he has coached over the years, have amassed 19 major golf championships. David has been prolific during his 30+ year career in producing books, videos, teaching aids that have inspired golfers of every level to reach their potential.
The A Swing - A stands for Alternative - is a simple way to swing the club, which follows biomechanically sound, scientific principles, and only requires minimal practice. The A Swing has been thoroughly tested with a wide range of players, from tour level to beginner, junior to senior, and the results overall have been nothing short of dramatic.
The A Swing is a way to develop a consistent, repetitive motion which will improve accuracy and distance, and is easy on the body. It will fix many of golf's common faults, and the book takes you through an easy, step-by-step approach. With over 200 illustrations, easy drills, and the 7-Minute Practice Plan, golfers now have the opportunity to play the way they've always dreamed of. Golf is a frustrating game, even for the top players, but the A Swing will make it easier and more fun. It could really change the way the game has been taught, which hasn't changed for years - it is not an exact method, and has leeway for individualism.
David is excited that the A Swing will help golfers the world over enjoy the game more. In essence, the A Swing is a shortcut to great golf. Whatever your level of play is now, whatever your goals, however you've been struggling with the game, the A Swing could change your golfing life.