Knowledge is Power

There are many books and articles that provide information on the mental aspect of sport and inspire us to be the best we can be. Below is a sample of some of those resources.


Bull, S., Albinson, J.G., Shambrook, J (1996). The Mental Game Plan. Sports Dynamics.

Coyle, D. (2009). The Talent Code. New York, NY: Bantam Dell.

Cooper, R. (2001). The Other 90%. NY: Three Rivers Press.

Dweck, C. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York, NY: Randam House.

Ginsburg, R.D., Durant, S., Baltzell, A. (2006). Whose Game is It, Anyway?: A Guide to Helping Your Child Get the Most from Sports, Organized by Age and Stage. Houghton Mifflin Company.

Grout, J. and Perrin, S. (2007). Mind Games: Inspirational lessons from the world's finest sports stars. Chichester, West Sussex: Capstone.

Loehr, J.E. (1995). The new toughness training for sports. NY: Plume.

Lynch, J. (2001). Creative Coaching: New ways to maximize athlete and team potential in all sports. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Lynch, J. and Scott, W. (1999). Running Within: A guide to mastering the body-mind-spirit connection for ultimate training and racing. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Miller, S.L. (2001). The complete player: The psychology of winning hockey. Toronto, ON: Stoddart.

Orlick, Terry (2000). In Pursuit of Excellence: How to win in sport and life through mental training (4th edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Texts & Reference Manuals

Andersen, M.B. (2005). Sport psychology in practice. Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics.

Anshel, M.H. (2003). Sport Psychology: From theory to practice (4th edition). San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.

Bandura, A. (1997). Self-efficacy: The exercise of control. NY: Freeman and Company.

Hall, C. (2001). Imagery in sport and exercise. In R. Singer, H. Hausenblas, & C. Janelle (Eds.), Handbook of sport psychology (pp. 529-549). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Hall, K. and Kerr, A.W. (2001). Goal Setting in Sport and Physical Activity: Tracing Empirical Developments and Establishing Conceptual Direction. In G.C. Roberts (Ed.), Advances in Motivation and Exercise. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Lidor, R. and Henschen, K.P. (2007). The psychology of team sports. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

Locke, E.A. and Latham, G.P. (1990). A theory of goal setting and task performance. Eaglewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Murphy, Shane (2005). The Sport Psych Handbook: A complete guide to today’s best mental training techniques. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.