by Small, Cathleen,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 796.32 SM1
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 796.32 SM1
The top basketball players know that it's more than their physical strength that helps them play a good game. If they aren't focused and aren't using their heads, all the muscle in the world won't help them in the game. This book explores how the mind works together with muscle strength and memory to create basketball players to be reckoned with. Readers are introduced to the basics of the game, learn their favorite players' strategies and tips, and discover the importance of mental toughness. This book is sure to inspire young readers, whether they're currently practicing on the court or not.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Playing sports is as much a mental game as it is a physical one, and this entry in the Mind vs. Muscle: The Psychology of Sports series (6 titles) describes how important sports psychologists are in helping basketball players develop the mental toughness to win. They teach goal setting and affirmations, which help athletes perform effectively as a team. The book covers basketball basics, overall team strength, the role of the coach, and the mental strategies, such as visualization, that players use to psych themselves up for game day. Different coaches and NBA players are profiled, and the book contains a glossary, a further-reading section, color photos of players of both genders, and an index. Although the topic isn't covered in great depth, there's much here that will appeal to young, aspiring players.--Sharon Rawlins Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Small, Cathleen. Mind vs. muscle: the psychology of sports.
Subjects Basketball -- Juvenile literature.
Sports -- Psychological aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index.
ISBN 9781538225424
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