Heads-Up Baseball 2.0by Dr. Ken Ravizza & Dr. Tom Hanson
Who Else Wants a Competitive Edge?
"This book teaches the mental skills you need to gain a competitive edge." -- Joe Maddon, Manager, Chicago Cubs
Join over 145,000 players and coaches, from World Series Champions to youth levels, who have found that playing Heads-Up Baseball helps them overcome the failure, frustration and fear the game throws at you each day, and instead play with confidence, consistency and composure under pressure. Talent, strength and great mechanics don't matter if you can't compete in games. Developed by working with elite players and coaches over the past 40 years, the strategies and tools in this book (an "upgrade" to the classic 1994 edition) arm you with the approach you need to find out how good you can be at baseball.
Dr. Ken Ravizza is one of the top Peak Performance Consultants in the world today. Ravizza’s educational approach to performance enhancement has helped athletes, coaches and performers of all levels achieve success on a more consistent basis through the use of mental skills training.
Ravizza is a leading authority on providing stress management skills and coping strategies, as well as mental skills training for Peak Performance. He has worked with some of the best athletes and coaches in the world having served as a consultant to numerous professional sports organizations including the New York Jets, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Galaxy, and the Toronto Argonauts.
Dr. Tom Hanson is the founder of the Play Big Academy and author of the book “Play Big: Mental Toughness Secrets that Take Baseball Players to the Next Level” which introduces players and coaches to energy psychology. He also wrote Heads-Up Baseball, which has sold over 75,000 copies, and a business fable called “Who Will Do What by When: How to Improve Performance, Accountability and Trust with Integrity.”
Dr. Tom got his Ph.D. specializing in sport psychology from the University of Virginia in 1991 and was a tenured professor and head baseball coach at Skidmore College in upstate New York before starting his own business coaching executives and athletes.In 2001 he worked full time for the New York Yankees and his client list includes the Texas Rangers, and Minnesota Twins as well as Microsoft, American Express, and Fannie Mae. He specializes in eliminating the “yips” – an extreme anxiety condition that afflicts baseball players, golfers, tennis players and more. He lives in Tampa, FL with his wife, Master Certified Coach Birgit Zacher Hanson and their two adorable kids.