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Soccer Tough: Simple Football Psychology Techniques to Improve Your Game

by Dan Abrahams

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“Take a minute to slip into the mind of one of the world’s greatest soccer players and imagine a stadium around you. Picture a performance under the lights and mentally play the perfect game.”

Technique, speed and tactical execution are crucial components of winning soccer, but it is mental toughness that marks out the very best players – the ability to play when pressure is highest, the opposition is strongest, and fear is greatest. Top players and coaches understand the importance of sport psychology in soccer but how do you actually train your mind to become the best player you can be?

Soccer Tough demystifies this crucial side of the game and offers practical techniques that will enable soccer players of all abilities to actively develop focus, energy, and confidence. Soccer Tough will help banish the fear, mistakes, and mental limits that holds players back.

Soccer Tough - Football Sports Psychology Book
  • Train your soccer brain and performance mindset to play more consistently and deliver under pressure
  • Use the power of Body Language to play with energy and intensity
  • Create dynamic mental Scripts that pinpoint focus and give your game mental structure
  • Utilise commanding Self-Talk to develop certainty and performance confidence
  • Boost your self-belief through Visualisation and imagery

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Published - 8th August 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9570511-9-5

180 pages : £12.99 / $19.99 (print)

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About this Book

Soccer Psychology Consultant Dan Abrahams shares the powerful techniques that have helped him develop reserve team players to become international players, guided youth team players from slumps to first team contracts, and helped young professionals win contracts at their dream clubs.

This was achieved quite simply - by focusing on the power of the mind, and how it can elevate performance on match day to peak levels.

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Who this Book is for

Soccer Tough is for amateur and professional players of all levels, as well as coaches. This book explores how the best soccer players in the world think and gives the reader step-by-step ways to do the same.


Who is Dan Abrahams?

Dan Abrahams: Soccer and Football Psychology Consultant

Dan Abrahams is a freelance sport psychologist who specialises in soccer. He has spent the past decade working with some of the leading soccer players, teams, organisations and governing bodies globally. He has held contracts with leading clubs in the English Premier League and some of the top managers and coaches regularly use his techniques to drive their coaching culture and team building processes.  

Dan’s passion is to de-mystify sport psychology and deliver simple and practical ideas to both players and coaches. He is a regular speaker at soccer conferences across Europe wowing audiences with his engaging, upbeat, positive and fun presentations and workshops.  

Dan has spread his soccer psychology philosophies across the soccer globe by using social media and his mindset techniques are now used by players and coaches across Europe, the USA, the Middle East, the Far East and Australasia. Dan is the author of Soccer tough.

Dan's coaching book - Soccer Brain
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Dan's New Book "Golf Tough" due Spring 2014

Table of Contents

Chapter 1- Soccer is a Game of Mindset
Chapter 2- How Elvis Found Graceland
Chapter 3- Daydreaming
Chapter 4- The Messi Mindset


Chapter 5- How Richard Developed his Focus
Chapter 6- Your Match Script
Chapter 7- How Carlton Squashed his ANTs
Chapter 8 - Stokesy the Greyhound
Chapter 9- Why Birch Stayed Down
Chapter 10 - Kevin’s 10,000 hours
Chapter 11 - How to Beat Perfectionism
Chapter 12 - How Batman Grew
Chapter 13 - Adding Mind to Barry’s Heart


Links and News

Dan Abrahams' website & Twitter page Book Review - FBGM Coaches
Football Writer's Association article on Dan Article - National Soccer Coaches Association of America
Gary Curneen's Blog review Article on book reviews Kindle Press Release
Football Gifts for the player this Christmas Dan's Appearance on The Footballer's Football Show

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