The Young Champion's Mind: How to Think, Train, and Thrive Like an Elite Athlete (Hardcover)
Sports psychologist Jim Afremow has earned accolades from Olympians to professional athletes for his insightful approach to training the mind, body, and spirit of a competitor. Now this award-winning coach is turning his talents to student athletes in the new young adult edition of his highly praised The Champion's Mind.
As student athletes strive to balance their school and sports accomplishments, Dr. Afremow's sage advice will be a much-needed guide in helping them navigate the field—or rink or court. The Young Champion's Mind covers such topics as how to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble, and how to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence. Customizable preparation routines promote full-power performance.
“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