What Makes A Golf Training Book Effective

Written by Mike Pedersen

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And not onlyrepparttar above information, but in a way that you…the reader can apply immediately.

It would be nice to have step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and evenrepparttar 147044 benefit torepparttar 147045 golf swing throughoutrepparttar 147046 entire golf training book.

I have bought and read over two dozen golf training books in pure disgust. They are not “golf-specific” but just general training books that don’t have any application torepparttar 147047 golfer.

This golf training book should also break down every phase ofrepparttar 147048 golf swing and have strength and stretching exercises for each phase. That way you can really dial in torepparttar 147049 exact issues you are having with your swing.

This wayrepparttar 147050 golf training book isn’t only a ‘plug-and-play’ book but an ongoing resource for you to refer to for many years. Having such a resource is invaluable in your pursuit of a better game.

I could write about golf training books for 50 pages, but I don’t want to bore you too much. Just make sure before you buy a golf training book, you skim it to see if you can easily understand and applyrepparttar 147051 information.

About The Author: Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf fitness experts in the country, author of the Ultimate Golf Fitness Guide, and founder of several cutting-edge online golf fitness sites. Take a look at his just released golf fitness manual at his golf fitness site - Perform Better Golf.

Pressure in Youth Sports

Written by Ken Kaiserman

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3.If you’re on deck inrepparttar same situation, do you want your teammate to winrepparttar 147011 game or do you want a chance to get torepparttar 147012 plate?

4.Would you prefer your teammate makerepparttar 147013 last out ofrepparttar 147014 game so that you don’t have to bat withrepparttar 147015 game onrepparttar 147016 line?

5.Do you want to pitch?

6.Would you want to come in withrepparttar 147017 bases loaded and your team has a one run lead inrepparttar 147018 championship game? Projection of Parents, Friends and Relatives – Projection is one ofrepparttar 147019 defense mechanisms identified by Freud and still acknowledged today. According to Freud, projection is when someone is threatened by or afraid of their own impulses so they attribute these impulses to someone else. For example, a parent or grandparent who is so nervous aboutrepparttar 147020 outcome of a game can project their own insecurity and stress onto a child whenrepparttar 147021 child isn’t bothered at all. For example, I know some grandparents, who are admittedly risk averse themselves and protective of their kids (no matter how old they are) are now at least as protective of their grandchildren. They have a grandson who is an excellent pitcher and loves to pitch, but they still feel that he’s under too much pressure and maybe he shouldn’t even be playing baseball. This is an example of projection of their feelings aboutrepparttar 147022 child rather than actually finding out how he feels. I know many parents who prefer their child not come to bat in a tough situation just in case their kid makesrepparttar 147023 last out. While this is very easy to understand since we all want to protect our children, it often isn’trepparttar 147024 kids feelingrepparttar 147025 pressure, butrepparttar 147026 rest of us.

Dealing With Pressure – Webster’s Dictionary defines “Pressure” as “the burden of physical or mental distress”. Even that definition is interesting because it neglectsrepparttar 147027 possibility that people can perform well and even thrive under pressure and stress. One misconception though with performing under pressure is that stress always has a negative connotation. Many times, "the stress of competition may cause a negative anxiety in one performer but positive excitement in another". That is why one frequently hears how elite players' thrive under pressure, when most others would crumble. As individuals, our nervous systems differ; however, according to Richard Dienstbier atrepparttar 147028 University of Nebraska, we may be able to modify our physiological reactions by learning coping skills. Not surprisingly, exercise and sports participation are commonly considered as activities to reduce stress from other areas in life. However, if a child is feeling pressure while playing sports, here are some solid stress relief techniques they can employ: 1.Visualization – Before a game, visualize yourself in stressful situations and dealing with them successfully. Put yourself into that place mentally so that you can deal with it better when it happens in reality. Duringrepparttar 147029 game, you can remember back to how you’ve already dealt with this situation and are mentally prepared for it. Just so you know where I’m coming from, visualization is simply a shorter version of meditation.

2.Breathing – If a kid is feeling stressed during a game, feeling less anxious can often be as simple as taking a few deep breaths. Deep breathing is a very effective method of relaxation. It is a core component of everything fromrepparttar 147030 'take ten deep breaths' approach to calming someone down, right through to yoga relaxation and Zen meditation. It works well in conjunction with other relaxation techniques such as Progressive Muscular Relaxation, relaxation imagery and meditation to reduce stress.

Conclusion - A lot has been made ofrepparttar 147031 impact of pressure in youth sports andrepparttar 147032 negative impact, but much of this is simply projecting a parent or relative’s individual beliefs onrepparttar 147033 situation. While you can argue that I’m doingrepparttar 147034 same thing, but in reverse, I in fact take a different position which is: 1) to acknowledge that pressure does exist, but 2) to determine how each individual child can deal withrepparttar 147035 situation. Only by knowing each child can you determine ifrepparttar 147036 situation is, in fact, distress rather than an adrenaline producing pressure moment whichrepparttar 147037 kid loves.

Ken Kaiserman is the president of SportsKids.com, a leading youth sports website featuring games, sports news, sports camp and league directories, community features, and the www.sportskids.com Superstore with over 150,000 products.

Ken coaches youth football, basketball and baseball. He also serves on the local little league board of directors as well as the Park Advisory Board.

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