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Written by Joe Slowinski   
Thursday, 16 August 2007
Periodically, I will recommend specific resources that become available to players and coaches.  This sport psychology book is a must have for the serious bowler or coach.  It provides a complete blueprint for developing the mental skill set of the serious bowler.  Click to see the table of contents and more. 

 

The Handbook of Bowling Psychology

 

As a coach and bowler, I strongly recommend this book for all bowlers and coaches who want a mental skills building resource.  Specifically, this is the most extensive mental skills building book for bowling ever written.  It is a must have for all bowlers interested in taking the next steps to the elite level.

 

 


 

 Sport Psychology Library:

BowlingThe Handbook of Bowling Psychology

Author/Editor:Eric S. Lasser Fred Borden Jeri Edwards 

ISBN: 9781885693686

Copyright: 2006

List Price: $29.95

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 373

 

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Sport Psychology Library: Bowling

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1:   Developing Your Skills

Chapter 2:   The ABCs of Quality Practice

Chapter 3:   Moving Ahead of Goal Setting

Chapter 4:   Mental Practice for Optimal Training

Chapter 5:   Pre-Game Preparation

Chapter 6:   Pre-Shot Preparation

Chapter 7:   Maintaining Postive Perspective I: Confidence

Chapter 8:   Maintaining Positive Perspective II: Positive Ideas

Chapter 9:   Maintaining Positive Perspective III: Self-Acceptance

Chapter 10: Handling Performance Ups and Downs

Chapter 11: How to Cope with Distractions

Chapter 12: What You Need to Know About Pressure

Chapter 13: Coming Through in Clutch Situations: Relaxation

Chapter 14: Scoring in the Clutch: Beyond Relaxation

Chapter 15: Dealing Effectively with Competitive Results

Chapter 16: Raising Your Game: Psyching Up to Zoning In

Chapter 17: Conquering Psych-Outs and Other Interpersonal Challenges

Chapter 18: Keys to Sharing Information in Team Play

Chapter 19: Building a Winner Through Team Support

Chapter 20: Bowling: The Family Sport 

 

From the publisher:

 

“An indispensable book for the serious and dedicated bowler, designed to push any bowling athlete to the highest level and enable professionals and elite amateurs to perform at their peak. Coauthored by sport psychologist Dr. Eric S. Lasser, Hall of Fame coach Fred Borden, and Team USA Head Coach Jeri Edwards, Sport Psychology Library: Bowling - The Handbook of Bowling Psychology provides bowlers with the specific psychological strategies and exercises necessary for that sound mental game, including grace under pressure and an impenetrable focus. Twenty chapters each address key mental aspects of this highly technical and demanding sport. The Handbook is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what it takes to compete at bowling’s topmost level. An invaluable resource for coaches, parents, and bowlers at any stage of their career, this landmark book offers wisdom for life outside the center as well as a blueprint for success on the lanes.”

 

 


 

 

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