Ahead of the Game

Ahead of the Game Book

Ahead of the Game: How to Use Your Mind to Win in Sport is written for sports coaches, athletes and players of all levels who want to learn some leading edge yet tried and tested NLP techniques and approaches to using your mind more effectively, and helping others to do the same. Ahead of the Game is available for £19.99 (published in 2006 by Ecademy Press, ISBN 9-781905-823093).

“Within the book, Jeremy simplifies the learnings of what at first glance are some complex areas through the activities that he presents, the tips that he supplies and the intriguing personal stories he provides as to how he has worked with athletes to enable them to make huge leaps in their performance – all of which allow the reader to extract the vital information presented quickly and effectively.

I urge anybody who is an athlete wishing to improve their sporting potential, or anybody working within the athlete set-up to read this book and challenge themselves to implement the learnings from it in all aspects of their lives”.

From the Preface by JJ Smith, Lecturer and Researcher of Sport Psychology, Loughborough College

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Ahead of the Game has 4 sections, 18 chapters and 12 Appendices. There is a glossary and a full index.

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The contents of Ahead of the Game - How to use your mind to win in Sport NLP book

Part I: The Building Blocks

Acknowledgements Preface by Dr Jonathan Smith, Lecturer in Sports Sciences, Loughborough College


Part I: The Building Blocks
Chapter 1: A Model of Communication

Chapter 2: Your Minds

Chapter 3: The Mindset for Sporting Success

Chapter 4: Winning Goals

Part II: What Stops You?

Chapter 5: Internal Factors

Chapter 6: External Factors

Part III: The ‘HOW TO’

Chapter 7: Being In THE Right State

Chapter 8: Using The Language of The Mind

Chapter 9: Changing Beliefs

Chapter 10: Visualisation and Mental Rehearsal

Chapter 11: Dealing with Setbacks

Chapter 12: Gaining Other Perspectives

Chapter 13: Preparation and Other Topics

Chapter 14: Finding a Mental Skills Coach

Part IV: What They Probably Don’t Teach You At Coaching School

Chapter 15: Fundamental Filters & Motivation

Chapter 16: Language Tips for Coaches

Chapter 17: Other Advanced Coaching Tools and Tips

Chapter 18: Final Comments


1: Building Rapport
2: List of Submodalities
3: Elicitation of Submodalities
4: Worked example of Mapping Across
5: Examples of Limiting Beliefs
6: Collapsing Anchors
7: Giving and Receiving Feedback
8: Fundamental Filters Profile Worksheet And Example
9: Representational Systems Words and Phrases
10: Answers to Exercise 16.6
11: Sample Coaching Agreement
12: Guideline Script For The Peripheral Vision Exercise
13 The Perceptual Positions Technique

Further Information Glossary Index

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