The ultimate guide for student athletes to train, play, and feel their best, from an expert in sports psychology.
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.
March 13, 2018
12 and up
Grade 7 & Up
Lexile: 960L | Fountas/Pinnell: Z
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.
“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