12 Week Mental Toughness Training Workbook
Item Number: 6115
This workbook is designed for the optional gymnast who is serious about her training and ready to be the best she can be. The exercises are challenging and require the gymnast make a commitment to disciplining her thinking, changing negative thoughts, seeing frustration as opportunity, and being a team leader. The chapters follow a similar format to the 26 week book with weekly exercises,goals, and a journal.For the gymnast who is dedicated to mental training and wants to take her gymnastics to the next level!
26 Week Mental Toughness Training Workbook
This introductory workbook provides the gymnast with 26 weeks of mental training designed to increase confidence, consistency, help to over come fear, and handle competition pressure. It also contains "life skills" chapters facilitating communication with coaches, expressing gratitude, and celebrating oneself as a gymnast and a person. This workbook has weekly exercises and journal pages and is written in language perfect for the young, compulsory athlete.
The Perfect first mental training workbook for 9 years old and up!
Back Handspring Drills/Back Tuck Clinic
Item Number: 1014
Patti gives a lecture on teaching and spotting the back handspring while a student performs each step. Also included on the DVD is a one-hour back handspring clinic that showcases a number of useful drills. The accompanying book includes 40 drills and hints on teaching the back handspring. (1 hr. 20 min. DVD & 6-page book)
Conditioning Readiness DVD
Item Number: 2442
This DVD is part of the "3 to Get Ready" series. It gives a general introduction to conditioning for gymnastics and comes with written material (insert) to supplement the DVD. Approximate running time: 45 mins.
Head Games Visualization CD Gymnastics
We all know that what you think is what you do. These three "mental adventures" will help the gymnast perform with more confidence and consistency, by overcoming fear and doubt. Each visualization has a separate theme that targets a unique aspect of women's gymnastics. The original music by Steve Olenski takes the athlete on a mental adventure that is magical and fun, as well as helpful. This CD can be used as an exercise in the gym, nightly before bed, on planes, in hotels, during a time of struggle; or anytime the athlete needs for feel more confident or relaxed.
Adventure Number 1: The Messenger (building confidence) - Time: 23 minutes This visualization is a journey building self-confidence, belief, and trust. During this adventure the athlete creates a safe place, meets a messenger, and receives a message of inspiration. This guided imagery adventure, taps into the unconscious providing a wealth of information to be used for action.
Adventure Number 2: The One-Point (overcoming fear and doubt) - Time: 17 minutes In this exercise, the gymnast learns how to break through negative thinking by focusing on her "one-point", recognizing fear producing thoughts, and developing her ability to change her inner dialogue. She learns how to work with "beast" thoughts and come "home" to her ideal vision of the athlete she wants to be.
Adventure Number 3: The Statement (competition preparation) - Time: 27 minutes This pre-competition adventure helps the athlete prepare for the stress and pressure of gymnastics competition. In this exercise, she learns how to deal with anxiety, and use it to her advantage. She also desensitizes herself to a meet situation by visualizing each event, including waiting for her turn to compete. This mental adventure will help her prepare to compete her best.
Head Games Visualization CD Gymnastics #2
Item Number: 6113
This CD will help you train your mind and be the best you can be! These 3 mental "adventures" will help you gain confidence, push through fears and blocks, and be ready to hit in competition. Listen in the car, before bed, on the plane, before gym, or while going to the meet. We know that gymnastics is 90% percent mental. Train your mind, and change your gymnastics.
School-Age Stations and Drills
Item Number: 1022
Patti and Rhonda Zaluckyj show over a hundred stations for school-age classes. You will see how many of your favorite preschool stations can be left up and used in a different way for school-age as well as many stations created just for the older student. The key skills for each event are showcased and stations and drills for those skills are shown and explained in detail. (90 min. & 11-page book)
School-Age Year-Long Lesson Plan Book
Item Number: 1011
Ready for a full calendar year? This 144-page book contains a complete set of 26 lesson plans. Included are stations and the specific skills to work on weekly. These items are a lifesaver, giving the school-age teacher an exact guide for each class. Lesson plans coincide with the weekly themes and setups used in #201 - make it easy on your teachers. Lessons included: Circuits and Straddle, Parent's Spotting, Mounts and Dismounts, Nutrition, Super Bowl Time, Val Pal, Gym Show for Parents, Supports Week, Dance Week, Aerial Cartwheel Week, Gym Contest for Ribbons, Fitness Testing, Springs Week, Dad's Camera Day, Combinations, and Tumblefest Gym Show. (144-page Lesson Plan Book, No DVD) A C.D. of all lessons is available for an additional $25.00. Must call 219-865-2274 to order the additional C.D.
Sport Mechanics for Coaches
Item Number: 6124
Sport Mechanics for Coaches includes nearly 150 illustrations and photos and all-new content to help readers understand and incorporate technology and state-of-the-art sport equipment to enhance training, identify errors in technique, and improve performance. Coaches, students, and athletes with a curiosity about how and why things work in the world of sport and a desire to improve performance will find Sport Mechanics for Coaches refreshingly easy to read, comprehend, and put into practice.
Sport Nutrition for Coaches
$26.95Sport Nutrition for Coaches
is a complete resource for coaches looking to ensure that athletes achieve optimal performance through proper nutrition. In its practical and easy-to-understand format, this text supplies coaches, personal trainers, and fitness specialists with a wide range of information, including balancing nutrients, monitoring supplement use, and dealing with disordered eating. This book also contains several planning tools that can help readers to put the information and strategies to use. As one of only two nutrition books on the market geared toward coaches, this is a valuable resource for people working with athletes.
Sport Nutrition for Coaches is unlike any other book on the market not only because of its simple format and ample information but also because it gives coaches the tools they need in order to create their own sport nutrition plan for their teams. Coaches who complete the tasks highlighted in the text to create a Coach’s Notebook will have a custom-made resource for implementing proper nutrition with their teams. And readers can use the many tables and forms available in the book to develop their sport nutrition plan.
Sport Physiology for Coaches
Item Number: 6121
Sport Physiology for Coaches is designed to help coaches assess, refine, enhance, and improve athletes’ performance through an applied approach to exercise physiology. Written primarily for high school coaches, this practical, user-friendly text not only covers training essentials for muscular and energy fitness, but it also provides the hands-on assessments, forms, and training plans to help you implement the concepts in your training sessions. To guide you in the development of a training program for your sport, the book features sample programs for sports involving skill, power, power endurance, intermittent activity, and aerobic activity. You’ll learn the principles behind development of muscular and energy fitness, differentiate between myth and science, and glean the latest training techniques and lessons from science and top coaches. In the end, you’ll come away with a systematic approach and integrated training plan for developing your athletes’ energy and muscular fitness. With Sport Physiology for Coaches, you’ll discover how knowledge of sport physiology and training can contribute to your athletes’ success and to your understanding and enjoyment of coaching.
Sport Psychology for Coaches
$39.00Sport Psychology for Coaches
provides information that coaches need to help athletes build mental toughness and achieve excellence—in sport and in life. As a coach, you’ll gain a big-picture perspective on the mental side of sport by examining how athletes act, think, and feel when they practice and compete. You’ll learn to use such mental tools as goal setting, imagery, relaxation, energization, and self-talk to help your athletes build mental training programs. You’ll also see how assisting your athletes in developing mental skills such as motivation, energy management, focus, stress management, and self-confidence leads to increased enjoyment, improved life skills, and enhanced performance. And you’ll discover how to put it all together into mental plans and mental skills training programs that allow your athletes to attain and maintain a mind-set that fosters peak performance.
The easy-to-follow format of the text includes learning objectives that introduce each chapter, sidebars illustrating sport-specific applications of key concepts and principles, chapter summaries organized by content and sequence, key terms, chapter review questions, a comprehensive glossary, and other useful resources to help readers implement mental training programs for athletes.
Sport Psychology for Coaches is a practical, easy-to-use resource reflecting the two authors’ combined 45 years of teaching, coaching, researching, and consulting experience. It reflects principles that are not only consistent with the latest theory and research, but have stood the test of time and worked for coaches and athletes in all sports at all levels. You’ll come away from Sport Psychology for Coaches with a greater understanding and appreciation for sport psychology and the practical knowledge you need to put it to work for you and your athletes.
Teaching Bars to School-Age Kids
Item Number: 1015
A great training tool for recreational class teachers, this DVD shows Patti and a group of students demonstrating 74 skills from long hang to kips. You can actually see in order of progression how to spot these skills! A detailed list of every skill discussed is included along with 18 teaching hints, six games, and 20 combinations. (1 hr. 17 min. DVD & 11-page book)
The Athlete Warrior
This workbook is for the optional gymnast who is ready to take their mental training to the next level. They should already be familiar with sport psychology and enjoy thinking "deep". Mental training is no different than physical training. It takes time, commitment, and discipline. Too many gymnasts train an amazing amount of hours physically without ever attending to mental training. All fear, frustration, inconsistency, competition stress, discouragement, anxiety, and anger stems from out of control thinking. Out of control thinking leads to out of control performance. This workbook will help gymnasts discipline their minds just as they discipline their bodies. Mental training is not for "head cases". It is for any gymnast that is committed enough to be her very best.
The exercises in this workbook are aimed to help the gymnast maintain correct mental technique or what we call "tight mind". We define "tight mind" as "in the zone"; feeling confident, effortless, relaxed, excited, and focused. Disciplining the mind takes practice. Just as any gymnast works on maintaining correct technique, pulling the body back to perfection when it is off, disciplining the mind takes the same pain-staking effort.
The Athlete Warrior is for a gymnast that can think deep and is 100% committed to mental training. The foundation of this workbook is Eastern philosophical mind training. The training monks and martial artists are known for. It will not only change an athlete's gymnastics, but change the way they look at life.
The Leadership Warrior A to Z
Item Number: 6116
A four week practice in authentic leading and living.
The Most Important Job In The World
Get the DVD that contains the Top 10 things you need to know when parenting your young athlete.
Runtime: 59 minutes
Item Number: 6117
All athletes are not alike. Who are you? Who are the athletes you're coaching? Find out by taking The Spectrum! Understand the unique 8 colors of The Spectrum, identifying individual styles of communication, motivation, and competition.
Train Your Mind
Item Number: 6118
This visualization CD is led by Dr Alison Arnold, mental toughness coach to USA Gymnastics since 1997. She presents the tools needed to increase confidence, face fears and compete at your very best! Like your body, you will learn to train your mind with this new CD.
Psychological Readiness DVD
Item Number: 2443
This DVD is part of the "3 to Get Ready" series. It gives a general introduction to mental training for gymnastics. Approximate running time: 15 mins.
Nutrition Readiness DVD
Item Number: 2444
This DVD is part of the "3 to Get Ready" series. It gives nutritional guidance and recommendations for gymnasts. Approximate running time: 15 mins.