Inner Game Basketball grew out of conversations with Chris Mullin about players, coaches and the game of basketball. It is written specifically for basketball players who want to gain a competitive edge and a better understanding of the habits and behaviors that are at the heart of an athlete’s success: confidence, communication, work ethic, teamwork, practice and concentration. We also feel it is vital to encourage players to strive for excellence in other areas of their lives as well.
Inner Game Basketball can also be useful for parents who want to support their children or coaches who want to help their players develop their mental game.
You can read this book straight through or randomly choose any chapter you’d like. Each chapter stands alone and contains a message and an activity to practice and think about. Several chapters have similar themes, but require you to look at them in different ways.
Have fun working with this book. Focus on each chapter and take the time to let the messages sink in. Strive for success both on and off the court!
Tom Mitchell’s passion for exploring performance excellence began as an athlete in his native Pennsylvania where he was an All-State high school basketball player and a 4 year collegiate scholarship athlete.
His avid study of sport psychology, motivation and personal development has led Tom to a richly varied career. A former college head basketball coach and professor, Tom work for 14 years as the sport psychologist for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA.
Tom co-authored "The Winning Spirit: Sixteen Timeless Principles that Drive Performance Excellence" with NFL legend Joe Montana [Random House 2005] , and "Winning Spirit Basketball" with NBA Hall of Fame member, Chris Mullin [Skyhorse 2011].
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