My Favorite Sports Psychology Books

A Listmania! list by John F Murray (Palm Beach, Florida United States)
The list author says: "In writing my book "The Mental Performance Index" I studied many books about sports psychology. While my book fits into more than just one category, here are my favorite books in that category."
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
1.  Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden
$13.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Coaching the Mental Game: Leadership Philosophies and Strategies for Peak Performance in Sports - and Everyday Life
2.  Coaching the Mental Game: Leadership Philosophies and Strategies for Peak Performance in Sports - and Everyday Life by H. A. Dorfman
$14.30   Used & New from: $4.89
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Mental Performance Index: Ranking the Best Teams in Super Bowl History
3.  The Mental Performance Index: Ranking the Best Teams in Super Bowl History by John F. Murray
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
4.  The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey
$8.75   Used & New from: $1.67
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (299 customer reviews)

Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game
5.  Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game by John F. Murray
$18.94   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game
6.  Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game by Joseph Parent
$15.60   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)

Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won
7.  Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won by Tobias J. Moskowitz
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

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Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
8.  Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence by David Casstevens
$11.61   Used & New from: $2.90
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
9.  Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Dr Bob Rotella
$17.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (273 customer reviews)

Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success
10.  Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success by Mathew Syed
$13.17   Used & New from: $6.69
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)

10-Minute Toughness: The Mental Training Program for Winning Before the Game Begins
11.  10-Minute Toughness: The Mental Training Program for Winning Before the Game Begins by Jason Selk
$15.64   Used & New from: $7.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

Finding Your Zone: Ten Core Lessons for Achieving Peak Performance in Sports and Life
12.  Finding Your Zone: Ten Core Lessons for Achieving Peak Performance in Sports and Life by Michael Lardon
$12.89   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life
13.  Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life by Donald T. Phillips
$12.10   Used & New from: $0.31
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

The Fighter's Mind: Inside the Mental Game
14.  The Fighter's Mind: Inside the Mental Game by Sam Sheridan
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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A Champion's Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis
15.  A Champion's Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis by Pete Sampras
$12.82   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

The Mental Keys to Hitting: A Handbook of Strategies for Performance Enhancement
16.  The Mental Keys to Hitting: A Handbook of Strategies for Performance Enhancement by H. A. Dorfman
$14.97   Used & New from: $6.38
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives
17.  InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives by Joe Ehrmann
$18.00   Used & New from: $9.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

The Best Tennis of Your Life: 50 Mental Strategies for Fearless Performance
18.  The Best Tennis of Your Life: 50 Mental Strategies for Fearless Performance by Jeff H. Greenwald
$12.78   Used & New from: $0.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology With Web Study Guide-5th Edition
19.  Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology With Web Study Guide-5th Edition by Robert Weinberg
$82.42   Used & New from: $5.65
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Stillpower: The Inner Source of Athletic Excellence
20.  Stillpower: The Inner Source of Athletic Excellence by Garret Kramer
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The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for an Olympic Gold Medal
21.  The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for an Olympic Gold Medal by David Halberstam
$12.68   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Body Mind Mastery: Training For Sport and Life
22.  Body Mind Mastery: Training For Sport and Life by Dan Millman
$12.05   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Successful Coaching - 3rd Edition
23.  Successful Coaching - 3rd Edition by Rainer Martens
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Bring Your "A" Game: A Young Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness
24.  Bring Your "A" Game: A Young Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness by Jennifer L. Etnier
$15.31   Used & New from: $10.95
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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John F Murray (Palm Beach, Florida United States)
Qualifications: Sports Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, and Ex-Coach
Last updated: 7/30/11
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