Winning Spirit Soccer is written specifically for soccer 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. Winning Spirit Soccer is also useful for parents and coaches who want to support players in developing their mental game.
This book is full of basic and easy-to-understand messages and exercises. You can read it 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. As you let the messages sink in and put them into practice, you find yourself having greater success both on and off the field!
Playing soccer is a great way to build character, have fun, learn about other people, and develop confidence, which are the most important qualities that any athlete can possess.
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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