Intangibles: Big-league Stories and Strategies for Winning the Mental Game

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 “Geoff Miller has devised a virtually flawless program to assist anyone who aspires to become a winning major league player.”

—Roland Hemond, 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award

“One of the most remarkable books to come out in years is called Intangibles by Geoff Miller.”

—Collegiate Baseball

“Intangibles is filled with lessons and tools for helping baseball players in all stages of their development.”

—Fredi Gonzalez, Manager, Atlanta Braves

“Geoff Miller is insightful in explaining the mental aspect of baseball with real issues, simple terms and practical solutions.”

—Dave Littlefield, Chicago Cubs, Special Asst. to the General Manager,  Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager (2001-2007)

“I am convinced that this book is one of the best compositions written on the mental aspects within the game of baseball.”

—College Baseball Lineup

“A must read for athletes looking to gain a mental edge or simply better identify their own strengths.”

—Bryan Minniti, Assistant General Manager, Washington Nationals

Foreword by Vince Gennaro, author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball

A must read for all baseball players, coaches, and fans…

Mental skills coach Geoff Miller has spent years helping professional baseball players improve their mental toughness—both on and off the field. Now, he’s making these invaluable lessons available to everyone who loves the game of baseball.

From high school to the Major Leagues, all baseball players struggle with competition, pressure, and their own personal challenges. This book, through inspiring stories about professional baseball players in various stages of their careers, as well as hands-on tips and questionnaires, will help players evaluate and improve the mental skills that are necessary for that competitive edge.

In Intangibles, you’ll find stories, instruction, and practical applications that teach players and coaches how to put forth their best mental games—portrayed through the eyes of those who have experienced those learning moments firsthand in their quests to become Major Leaguers. From a local park’s baseball diamond to dusty minor league dugout benches to the musty concrete tunnels under Major League stadiums, Intangibles meets players where they are, offering specific ways to improve performance and outlook.

Players features in the book include Brandon Moss, Nyjer Morgan, Nate McLouth, Ryan Vogelsong, Jason Bay, Adam LaRoche, Matt Capps, among others.

Whether you hope to be a big league player someday, or whether you simply want to play your best game, this book is essential for all athletes who want to learn how to overcome fear, build confidence, and develop a mental framework for success.

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About the author

 Geoff Miller is a partner at Winning Mind, LLC, a San Diego-based company that helps elite performers in sports, business, and the military perform under pressure.

The majority of Geoff’s time is spent as the Mental Skills Coach for the Atlanta Braves organization. In this role, Geoff is involved with the Braves’ major league team and each of its minor league affiliates, and he conducts psychological evaluations of potential draft selections for the Scouting Department. Geoff has provided mental skills coaching services to two other Major League Baseball teams as well, spending 2005–2009 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and 2010 with the Washington Nationals. In addition to MLB clients, Geoff is a resource to player agents with clients in football and basketball, and he provides individual coaching to amateur athletes in Southern California.

Geoff has lectured at the national conferences of the National Fire Protection Agency, the Golf Coaches Association of America, and the Gymnastics Association of Texas. He co-authored a chapter on Assessment in Sport Psychology in the Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, Riverside, as well as a master’s degree in sport psychology from San Diego State University.

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Sep 15, 2012
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Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
Sports & Recreation / Baseball / Essays & Writings
Sports & Recreation / Baseball / General
Sports & Recreation / Coaching / Baseball
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Una lectura obligatoria para todos los peloteros, entrenadores y fanáticos…
Geoff Miller, entrenador mental, ha dedicado años a ayudar a peloteros profesionales a mejorar su fuerza mental – tanto fuera como dentro del terreno. Ahora ofrece estas valiosas lecciones para todo el mundo que ama el juego de béisbol.
Desde el bachillerato hasta las grandes ligas, todos los peloteros confrontan dificultades: la competencia, la presión y sus propios problemas personales. Mediante inspiradoras historias de peloteros profesionales en varias etapas de sus carreras, también con ejemplos reales y varios cuestionarios, este libro será de gran ayuda para que los atletas puedan evaluar y mejorar los conocimientos mentales que son necesarios para lograr ese borde competitivo.
En Intangibles, van a encontrar historias, instrucciones y aplicaciones prácticas que enseñan a atletas y a entrenadores cómo lograr su mejor juego mental – vistas a través de los ojos de personas que han experimentado esas enseñanzas en carne propia al ir en busca de convertirse en grandes ligas. Desde un diamante de un parque en local, hasta los asientos sucios de un dogout de ligas menores, hasta los viejos túneles de los estadios de grandes ligas, Intangibles llega a donde están los atletas, ofreciéndoles vías específicas para mejorar su rendimiento y su actitud.
Entre los peloteros incluidos en este libro está Salomón Torres, Brandon Moss, Nyjer Morgan, Nate McLouthm, Ryan Vogelsong, Jason Bay, Adam LaRoche y Matt Capps, entre otros.
Ya sea que quieras llegar a ser un grande liga, o simplemente si quieres jugar tu mejor juego, este libro es esencial para cualquier atleta que quiera aprender a superar el miedo, crear confianza, y desarrollar un esquema para el éxito.
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