“Demonstrating that mental conditioning benefits sports performance, this guide by a sports psychologist helps young athletes build on their talents and skills by cultivating their self-awareness... Commendably, the text covers a variety of sports beyond the expected baseball, basketball, soccer, and football, such as golf, tennis, track and field, and gymnastics... valuable information for teen athletes onquality sleep and nutrition, in addition to the above topics, makes it relevant and useful. Young athletes will find much of value in this guide to developing a winning mindset.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Highlighting the significance of mental discipline alongside physical to do one’s best insports and in life. Chapters explore developing a positive and confident state of mind; becoming an “antifragile” athlete, one with resilience and perspective; achieving a state of flow when performing; nutrition and health;and using visualizations to lay the ground work for success. Anecdotes from sports figures show how athletes’ success depends on getting onto the field orgym, being willing to make mistakes (and open to constructive criticism), and finding joy in learning and training, not just in the end goal. Non athletes may find the advice just as applicable to their academic and personal aspirations.” –Publishers Weekly
DR. JIM AFREMOW is a sought-after mental-game coach and licensed professional counselor. Founder of Good to Gold Medal, PLLC, a leading coaching and consulting practice, he is passionate about helping others achieve peak performance and personal excellence to reach their true potential. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife and daughter. Visit him at goldmedalmind.net.