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Review: Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology

Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology

Edited by: Peter C. Terry, Zhang Li-Wei, Kim YoungHo, 
Tony Morris, and Stephanie Hanrahan

Free download at http://peterterry.wix.com/books


Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology includes more than 20 accounts of how many of the world’s best athletes have used sport psychology techniques to achieve their success. The book links countries in the Asian-South Pacific region to the sports at which they excel. Learn about the sport psychology secrets of Archery in Korea, Gymnastics in China, Boxing in the Philippines, Golf in Taiwan, Triathlon in Australia, Rugby in New Zealand, Judo in Japan, Wrestling in Iran, Shooting in India, and much much more.

 Written by experienced applied practitioners working at the front line of elite sport, Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology provides a series of authentic accounts of the psychology underpinning the success of Olympic and World champions.

Sponsored by the Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology and the University of Southern Queensland, Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology is the very first text on the subject of applied sport psychology to be published under a creative commons licence.

Peter Terry and I, we are the authors of the chapter entitled Shooting in India, dedicated at our experiences with the top Indian shooters.

Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology are now out in the open! Congratulations on producing the very first Creative Commons licensed book on the subject.”

Emeritus Professor Jim Taylor AM, Honorary Fellow of the Commonwealth of Learning

“Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology is a must read for anyone interested in the psychology of sport.”

Dr. Gangyan Si, President of the International Society of Sport Psychology

Soccer must be adapted to environmental realities in which it’s proposed

At Tehran for the 2nd International Congress on Science and Football with the participation of FIFA President Mr. Blatter and many great coaches clearly brings out the need for training systems are house suitable to the environmental and organizational realities in which you work. In fact, the main mistake to avoid is to copy the models of the big European teams, because the reality in which they might be established are very different from those in Europe. In this respect it was reminded of a Velasco’s phrase that well describes the approach that coaches and executives should have: “the reality is what it is and not what you would want to be.” Only by starting from this approach coaches and managers can be useful for the development of soccer in many countries in Asia. For what concerns myself, personally I held a workshop on “The relation between coaches and players.” Tomorrow another two titled “The mental coaching for football players” and “Improving concentration in football teams.”

Mental Preparation of Iranian Athletes at London 2012

Psychological support to Iranian athletes for the Olympics and other major games is planned and supervised by the Center for Counseling and Mental Skills Training, located at the National Olympic Academy in Tehran.  For the 2012 Olympic Games, personnel were Mohammad Khabiri, Yadollah Farhadi, Khosro Hamzeh, and Ali Reza Farsi, who were appointed almost a year ahead of the Games. They met with all national federations whose athletes had qualified for the Games to assess their needs. The federations of Boxing, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Archery and Canoeing each had a sport psychologist appointed to the team, who organized workshops, individual and group counseling, and profiling. No psychologist accompanied the Iranian delegation to the Games. 

he Iranian Paralympic team returned home with several medals and lots of memories. A group of certified sport psychologists, led by Mohammad Vaez Mousavi , supported the paralympians in the preparation for the Games. In training camps there was a daily program to assess and develop mental skills. Clinical issues were also addressed with the help of clinical sport psychologists. Dr. Mousavi accompanied athletes during events in London. According to medalists who were interviewed after the games, proper psychological preparations was one of the major reasons for their achievements. Iran ranked 11th among more than 140 countries taking part in the Games.