Soccer Tough: Simple Football Psychology Techniques to Improve Your Game
by Dan Abrahams
“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.
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.
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 is one of the foremost soccer psychology consultants in Europe. As a former professional golfer he holds a First Class Honors Degree in psychology and a Master’s Degree in sport psychology.
Dan is a psychology consultant to QPR in the English Premier League and has worked with more than a dozen professional clubs and hundreds of players over the past 10 years. He has some of the most exciting case studies from the past decade including helping professional soccer player Carlton Cole go from forgotten reserve team player to England international.
Dan is also a speaker in demand at universities, colleges, clubs and soccer organizations. He has delivered his message to governing bodies including the English Football Association, the Professional Footballers’ Association, and the League Managers’ Association.
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.
His passion is simple: to demystify sport psychology and create practical, simple techniques to help soccer players win.
Soccer Tough is destined to become one of the best football books available and required reading for all football / soccer players who want to excel and achieve in this most demanding of sports.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1- Soccer is a Game of Mindset