Building on the success of the highly regarded first edition, New Zealand sports psychologist Ken Hodge here updates the essential text on mental toughness in sport. The new edition includes new support material and case studies of notable New Zealand athletes such as Sir Edmund Hillary and Michael Campbell, who have reached international acclaim in their fields of sporting expertise. As these case studies attest, if excellence is the goal then the mind must be nurtured and trained just as the body is. The book includes worksheets and performance profiles for sports people to examine and self-menage all aspects of their training both before and after events, with many tables and visual aids to help make matters such as goal-setting and mental preparation easy. From relaxation to visualisation, team-building to lifestyle management, Sport Motivation helps athletes at all levels to enjoy success and satisfaction in their sport.
Ken Hodge is a senior lecturer in sport psychology at the School of Physical Education, University of Otago. He has been a coach and consultant for Netball New Zealand, the New Zealand Rugby Union, New Zealand Swimming. New Zealand Cricket and national teams the 1992 Olympics and 1994 Commonwealth Games. His other books include Smart Training, Thinking Rugby and Smart Training for Rugby.