The Psychology of Coaching Team Sports: A Self-Help Guide

A Self-Help Guide

by Larry M. Leith,
University of Toronto

This book was written for the serious coach who wants to take his or her team’s performance to the next level. In an easy-to-read style, the text examines recent research and offers practical guidelines to help coaches get the most from their athletes. Some of the issues explored include developing the coach/athlete relationship, techniques to improve team cohesion, motivational strategies for optimal team performance, workable approaches for implementing attention control training, and how to prevent staleness and burnout in your athletes.