Slip into the mind of one of the world’s greatest soccer players and imagine a stadium around you. Picture a performance under the lights and mentally play the perfect game. Technique, speed and tactical execution are crucial components of winning soccer, but it is mental toughness that marks out the very best players – the ability to play when pressure is highest, the opposition is strongest, and fear is greatest. Top players and coaches understand the importance of sport psychology in soccer but how do you actually train your mind to become the best player you can be? Soccer Tough demystifies this crucial side of the game and offers practical techniques that will enable soccer players of all abilities to actively develop focus, energy, and confidence. Soccer Tough will help banish the fear, mistakes, and mental limits that holds players back.
In “Soccer Tough II: Advanced Psychology Techniques for Footballers” Dan introduces soccer players to more cutting edge tools and techniques to help them develop the game of their dreams. Soccer Tough II is split into four sections – Practice, Prepare, Perform, and Progress and Dan’s goal is simple – to help players train better, prepare more thoroughly, perform with greater consistency and progress faster. Each section offers readers an assortment of development strategies and game philosophies that bring the psychology of soccer to life. They are techniques that have been proven on pitches and with players right across the world. Like the original Soccer Tough, this book has been designed to be readable, accessible, and no-nonsense. Every chapter is short, engaging and packed full of stories from some of the best men and women soccer players in the world today. Soccer Tough II has been written with one thing in mind, to make you the best footballer you can be.
Coaching requires a broad knowledge of performance areas including technique, tactics, psychology and social aspects. The first two are covered in detail in many texts – but Soccer Brain uniquely offers a comprehensive guide to developing the latter two – player mindsets and winning teams. Coaches who are able to deliver students of the game, and who are able to help players execute skills and tactics under pressure are the future leaders of the world’s most loved sport. Soccer Brain teaches coaches to train players to compete with confidence, commitment, intelligence and as part of a team. The positive messages from each chapter help coaches to develop players through patience, repetition, reinforcement, re-appraisal and high value relationships. Soccer Brain is not a traditional coaching book filled with drills or tactics or playing patterns. It is for coaches passionate about developing players and building a winning team. It is about getting the very best from you, the coach, and helping you develop a coaching culture of excellence and world class football mindsets.
Golf Tough offers you a detailed plan for consistent high performance no matter what your standard of play. If you want to significantly lower your handicap, compete with greater consistency, win tournaments or reach the next level on the course, use the simple yet powerful philosophies, tools and techniques to help you break through your current barriers and reach your golfing goals. Train your golf brain to compete with confidence under pressure. Learn about your two on-course controllers – self-talk and body-language. Create world class pre-shot and post-shot routines. Plot your way around the course intelligently by understanding and grading risk. Learn tools to deal with distraction and a noisy inner voice. Golf Tough Offers A Whole Lot More. Learn from the world’s leading golf statistician, one of the premier coaches in Europe, a putting coach to the stars, and a former caddy who teaches players to plot their way around the course. This accumulated wisdom, combined with Dan’s cutting edge approach in sport psychology, practical lessons and eye opening anecdotes makes Golf Tough the essential golfing read.