Author's Quote: "The more knowledge a coach can gain [in the principles of psychology] the more aware he can become of just what he is doing and why the better he will be to function and assist his gymnasts." See "Psychology and the Gymnast," pg.5.
"How do I maintain motivation in the gym?" "How can I implement mental training into my program?" "What's the best way to communicate with my gymnast's parents?" "How can I prepare my athletes so they perform their best?" See Chapters 3, 4, 8, 9 & 11.
Author's Quote: "The most psychological of all the events for women's artistic gymnastics is the balance beam. Let's face it, girls, the beam is a tricky challenge." See "On the Beam: A Gymnasts Guide for Staying There," pg. 227.
"What's the best way to prepare mentally before a meet?" "How do I deal with fears in training?" "Why do I feel 'butterflies' in my stomach at a competition and what can I do about it?" "What do I do if I make a mistake?" See Chapters 5, 8 & 10.
Author's Quote: "There are parents who rejoice in their children's accomplishments no matter the outcome...On the other hand, there are those parents who think their child can never do well enough..." See "Parental Involvement in Competitive Gymnastics," pg. 263.
"How involved should I be in my child/teen's gymnastics" "Should I attend every practice and competition?" "How do we balance family, work, school, and gymnastics?" "What's the best way to support my child before and after a meet?" See Chapters 10 & 11.
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For my Competitive Team Parents, I recommend they read..."Gymnastics Psychology"
For my Competitive Team Parents, I recommend they read the articles in "Gymnastics Psychology: The Ultimate Guide for Coaches, Gymnasts and Parents." Parents are more knowledgeable today about their children’s sports and are becoming more involved every year. However, there are also boundaries which need to be established and understood by the parents. The sections for parents in this book will help educate them as well as help me to be able to communicate with them better on certain issues.
Mr. Patrick Palmer
Head Coach and General Manager- Massachusetts Gymnastics Center
Gymnastics has always been about having a strong mind to support a strong body...
The sport of Gymnastics has always been about having a strong mind to support a strong body. In my career as a coach, whether I am working with a Level 4 or an Elite National Team Member, I find myself frequently returning to Doc’s papers, lectures, and articles. He manages to take complex topics and write in a way that is easily understood by the reader. His passion for gymnastics comes alive in his writing which really holds something for everyone-Coach, Gymnast, or Parent.
Mr. Tony Retrosi
USA Gymnastics Educator of the Year ; Coach/Owner-Atlantic Gymnastics
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The Drs. Massimo are truly experts in the psychology of performance, particularly in gymnastics. Dr. Joe has more than six decades in the field, and Sue is approaching four decades. This incredible time frame of experience as performers, educators, researchers, coaches, judges, and sport psychologists, far exceeds Anders Ericsson’s “10 year/10,000 hours of deliberate practice” rule for becoming an expert. In reading about the psychology of gymnastics, rest assured that you are learning from two of the very best in the world of gymnastics psychology.
Dr. Leonard Zaichkowsky
Boston University Professor of Education- Graduate Medical Sciences; Book Author and Sports Performance Consultant for NBA, NHL, NFL
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