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Focused for Soccer – Bill Beswick


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Step onto the pitch focused, confident, and positive. Walk off a winner.

In the first edition of Focused for Soccer, internationally renowned coach Bill Beswick uncovered the power of sport psychology for soccer players and coaches worldwide. Now completely revised and updated, this new edition cements its status as the essential guide for mastering soccer’s mental game.

Focused for Soccer emphasizes playing first with the head, then with the heart, developing decision-making skills, and keeping emotional responses in check. The practical tips, examples from top Premier League teams, and step-by-step techniques will help sharpen your skills and unleash your potential.

All aspects of the mental game are covered—from concentration and visualization techniques to building mental toughness and team cohesion. Featuring the latest coaching strategies for male and female players, match preparation, and communication, Focused for Soccer is your complete guide to a winning attitude and soccer success.

Chapter 1. The Power of Attitude: Developing a Winning Mind-Set
Chapter 2. Player Attitude: Assessment and Profiling
Chapter 3. Confidence: Building Self Belief in Players and Teams
Chapter 4. Self-Control: Discipline of Thought and Emotion
Chapter 5. Concentration: Direction and Intensity of Attention
Chapter 6. Visualization: Picturing Success
Chapter 7. Mental Toughness: Disciplined Thinking, Disciplined Action
Chapter 8. Competitiveness: Becoming a Match-Day Warrior
Chapter 9. Communication: Sharing Information Effectively
Chapter 10. Role Definition: Team Tasks and Responsibilities
Chapter 11. Cohesion: Building a a Coordinated Team
Chapter 12. Coaching: Creating the Future

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