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Hockey Tough 2nd Edition PDF

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    Hockey is a game of speed, agility, power, and skill. It’s also a game of intimidation, urgency, pressure, and isolation. The best players aren’t just physically gifted; they’re also mentally tough. They step on the ice with poise, tenacity, and focus. With Hockey Tough, so can you.

    Hockey Tough builds on the physical skills by strengthening the mental factors that apply directly to the game. You’ll learn how to control your emotions and maintain composure, stay focused in clutch situations, play aggressively—not carelessly—and improve the team’s performance game in and game out.

    Throughout, performance consultant Saul Miller presents the training techniques he has taught hockey players and teams for more than 40 years at every level from college to European leagues, from Olympics to NHL. With insights, anecdotes, and advice from elite players, such as Sidney Crosby, Daniel Sedin, Brendan Gallagher, Ryan Getzlaf, and Mark Messier, Hockey Tough is essential to becoming a complete player on and off the ice.

    Table of Contents


    Chapter 1 The Mental Game
    Chapter 2 Goal Setting
    Chapter 3 Power Thinking
    Chapter 4 Imagery
    Chapter 5 Emotional Control
    Chapter 6 Changing Channels
    Chapter 7 Commitment
    Chapter 8 Confidence
    Chapter 9 Identity
    Chapter 10 Achieving Success
    Chapter 11 Team First
    Chapter 12 Personality Differences
    Chapter 13 Game Readiness
    Chapter 14 Scoring
    Chapter 15 Defense
    Chapter 16 Checking Tough
    Chapter 17 Goaltending
    Chapter 18 Injury and Recovery


    About the Author

    Saul Miller, PhD, is a performance and sport specialist consulting in sport, business, health care, and the arts.

    With a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of London, Miller is one of North America’s leading mental coaches. His work in enhancing performance and team building has helped organizations, individuals, and teams be successful while dealing with pressure, stress, and change.

    Miller has been working as a sport psychologist for over three decades. He coached the mental game of hockey at every level of play, including youth and recreational leagues, junior and college hockey, top European leagues, and the National Hockey League. His clients extend beyond hockey to include players and teams in the National Football League, National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball plus Professional Golfers Association Tour players and national and Olympic athletes in more than 20 sports. Dr. Miller is the author of eight books, including the first edition of Hockey Tough: A Winning Mental Game, and is often invited to speak at hockey coaching clinics and conferences throughout North America and in Europe.

    Miller resides in North Vancouver, British Columbia.