Sport Psychology Library: Basketball

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"Dale Brown's knowledge of the game is legendary. He gave me knowledge I still use today."
~ Shaquille O'Neal, MVP 2002 2001 2000 NBA Finals
Named one of the NBA's Fifty Greatest Players

If you've ever watched a champion make that impossible three-point shot in the game's final seconds you know that mental skills are absolutely critical to all-around success on and off the court.

  • CONCENTRATION
  • TEAMWORK
  • RELAXATION
  • CONFIDENCE
  • STRONG ETHICS AND FAIR PLAY

"Coach Brown is a real student of the game and he has excellent ability to convey his thoughts to others."
~ John Wooden, Basketball Hall of Fame Player and Coach

  "Thank you Dale for making it all so crystal clear."
~ Bill Walton, Basketball Hall of Fame Player

"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and discovered many valuable techniques especially the FUNdamental Points to Remember. After all sports is supposed to be fun and this book will help make that a reality."

~ Rick Barry, Basketball Hall of Fame Player

Coach Brown, one of the most successful coaches in college athletics history and renowned sport consultant from Georgia Southern University Dr. Kevin Burke have teamed up to bring you their combined wisdom and expertise about a vital side of the sport: The Mind Game.

Together they give players the tools to improve their mental game plan; a way for coaches to teach successful psychology techniques; and a way for parents to be supportive and involved in a player's development.

Contents
Pre-Game: How Players, Coaches, and Parents Can Use This Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
Section I: FUN damental Basketball
Chapter 1: Basketball—Much More Than Physical Skills . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chapter 2: FUN damental Skills of the Complete Basketball Player . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . 9
Section II: Assisting Yourself With Mental Skills
Chapter 3: Shooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . 37
Chapter 4: Playing Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Chapter 5: Becoming a Better All-Around Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Chapter 6: Sporting Behavior: Being a Good “Sport” . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Chapter 7: Dealing With Referees, Fans, Opponents, Injuries, and Other Situations. . . . .  . 73
Chapter 8: Staying Motivated. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Chapter 9: Gaining and Maintaining Confidence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Chapter 10: Playing in the Fun Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Appendix: Basketball-Related Web Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Index: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111