"Bring Your 'A' Game
introduces young athletes to key strategies such as goal setting, pre-performance routines, confidence building, and imagery."
"Offers young athletes . . . a nice primer for mental training. . . . [A] great first step . . . helping young 'achievers' understand the mental aspect of their game or other activity."
--PA West Touchline
"Teaches how to implement the mental skills that contribute to mental toughness. . . . While [it] is written for the young athlete, adults who work with young people will also find it helpful."
"Offers strategies for junior- and high-school athletes to reach their potential through mental training. . . . The advice is concrete and clearly rooted in the author's wide experience."
From the Inside Flap
Mental training is just as important as physical training when it comes to success in sport. This book was written specifically for young athletes interested in improving their performance and reaching their potential in sport. Etnier introduces 17 key strategies for mental training, such as goal setting, pre-performance routines, confidence building, and imagery, and offers key points and exercises designed to reinforce the concepts. The book encourages athletes to incorporate these mental skills into their daily lives and practice sessions so that they become second nature during competition.