Written by Mike Voight, Ph.D., and Jeff House, Assistant Coach for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky and former Assistant Coach for the Virginia Cavaliers, the WNBA’s New York LIberty & Washington Mystics
This book goes beyond conditioning, drills, and X’s and O’s to reveal an overlooked yet crucial part of playing sound basketball – the mental game. Mental Toughness Training for Basketball Maximizing Technical & Mental Mechanics introduces numerous concepts, including mental mechanics, performance barriers, expanding player capacities, mechanical breakdowns, automaticity of performing, and mental-skills training strategies. Dr. Mike Voight takes the most current research in sport science, sport psychology, motor development, and exercise physiology, and combines it with Coach House’s on-the-court techniques and strategies. The book distills it into easy-to-understand and apply language that can be used by coaches at any age and skill level. These authors bring a wealth of experience working with basketball players and teams into this text.