What Makes A Golf Training Book Effective

Written by Mike Pedersen

A golf training book needs to be ‘user-friendly’ and ‘plug-and-play’. What I mean by that is a golfer should be able to have a clear idea on what he should do immediately to improve his/her game. And it should be easy to apply. No figuring out what to do next. No sense of confusion or frustration at information overload.

Haven’t you purchased a book (not necessarily a golf training book) before; got excited to dive and; and then in a short period of time felt overwhelmed?

I know I have!

It’s not a good feeling and can leave you even more frustrated than before you purchased it.

I have even seen golf training books that have been thrown together by several “so-called” experts and byrepparttar time you’re finished you don’t know where to begin. That’s not to sayrepparttar 147044 information wasn’t credible, but isn’trepparttar 147045 whole purpose of reading a book havingrepparttar 147046 ability and confidence to know what to do next to achieve whatever goal you had when you first purchased it?

Onrepparttar 147047 other hand, a golf training book that will work for you should have allrepparttar 147048 components ofrepparttar 147049 golf swing including swing mechanics, biomechanics, strength, flexibility, aerobic, injury and much more.

Pressure in Youth Sports

Written by Ken Kaiserman

Pressure is part of all sports and its impact in youth sports is something we need to carefully evaluate. The spotlight is brightest in baseball; there is simply no place to hide. Forrepparttar pitcher, batter, catcher and anybodyrepparttar 147011 ball is hit to, allrepparttar 147012 attention of parents and peers is riveted on that player. In soccer, basketball or other sports, it’s easy enough to “blend in”, but not in baseball. I have tremendous respect for every kid who takesrepparttar 147013 risk and goes out to play ball – especiallyrepparttar 147014 kids who are not as talented; it’s not easy. This is especially true for a young pitcher who controls every aspect ofrepparttar 147015 game. Is there simply too much pressure put on kids to early? I don’t think so. As we evaluaterepparttar 147016 physiological aspects of pressure,repparttar 147017 kid’s psychology, our own beliefs, and effective ways to deal with pressure, I’ll let you know why.

What Is Stress? - Changes, such as sudden trauma, several big crises, or many small daily hassles, cause stress. The human body has different ways of responding to stress; one quick responding nerve-hormonal system involving adrenaline, another long-lasting system involving cortisol, and perhaps others. These systems not only determinerepparttar 147018 intensity of our anxiety reactions but also our attitudes, energy level, depression, and physical health afterrepparttar 147019 stressful events are over. Stress can also be a source of energy that can be directed towards useful purposes. How many of us would study or work hard if it were not for anxiety aboutrepparttar 147020 future? Life is a dynamic process and thus forever changing and stressful. Physiologic changes including an increased heart rate and blood pressure, faster breathing, muscle tension, dilated pupils, dry mouth and increased blood sugar all take place. In other words, stress can also be described as a state of increased arousal. Up to a certain point stress is beneficial. We can perform with greater energy and increased awareness withrepparttar 147021 influx of excitatory hormones that release immediate energy.

Understanding Each Child – There are genetic, constitutional, and other factors that influencerepparttar 147022 pressure an individual will feel in any situation and their reaction to that stress. Some of us may have been born "nervous", “happy”, “emotional”, or even "grouches." Almost certainly we are by nature prone to be shy or outgoing, and we also inherit a propensity for certain psychological effects, including our reaction to stress. So, we have to expect that each child will be impacted by and deal with pressure situations differently. It is imperative to judge each child as an individual. Some kids are desperate to bat withrepparttar 147023 bases loaded orrepparttar 147024 pitch in a clutch situation. Does your child hoperepparttar 147025 ball is hit to him so that he can makerepparttar 147026 play or does hope it’s not hit in his direction so that he can’t make an error? My favorite Michael Jordan quote is: “I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to takerepparttar 147027 game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” You want to put kids into a position where they can succeed and to do that you need to understand who they are and how they are impacted by different pressure situations.

Another difference in children can berepparttar 147028 way that they act in team vs. individual sports. A friend of mine has a child who is a very good athlete and highly competitive in tennis and golf, but “disappears” in soccer and basketball. The psychology behind this is simply that this person is able to perform when she knows that it’s all up to her. However, she doesn’t want to berepparttar 147029 one who lets downrepparttar 147030 team by missing a shot. Onrepparttar 147031 other hand, some children may react in justrepparttar 147032 opposite manner and not wantrepparttar 147033 outcome to be totally determined by their own actions

The easiest thing to do is very simple – just askrepparttar 147034 kids. You may be surprised at how honestrepparttar 147035 answers will be. Here are some questions to try:

1.Whenrepparttar 147036 game is tied and you’re playing inrepparttar 147037 field, do you wantrepparttar 147038 ball to be hit to you or would you prefer thatrepparttar 147039 ball is hit to one of your teammates?

2.If your team is losing by one run inrepparttar 147040 bottom ofrepparttar 147041 last inning,repparttar 147042 bases are loaded, and there are two out, do you want to be at bat?

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