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Hockey Tough by Saul L. Miller

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No hockey player can reach his full potential without mastering the mental side of the sport.

Foreword: Mark Messier

No hockey player can reach his full potential without mastering the mental side of the sport. Hockey Tough provides players and coaches proven methods for mastering the mental side of the game. Author Saul Miller shares the psychological training and emotional management techniques he has successfully taught individual hockey players and teams for over 20 years.

Throughout the book, NHL stars such as Mark Messier, Pavel Bure, Chris Pronger, and Markus Naslund offer insights and tips on a variety of topics related to achieving a winning mind-set for the sport. These players explain how to focus and score, how to deal with personality conflicts on and off the ice, and how to bounce back with confidence after a subpar performance.

Miller, one of North America’s most prolific and sought-after sport psychology consultants in hockey, presents mental exercises and assignments to help players

  • develop a winning attitude on and off the ice,
  • stay focused to execute skills and tactics,
  • maintain the mental stamina required in this physically demanding sport,
  • overcome emotional fatigue and physical aches and pains to perform at the highest level throughout the season,
  • manage their anger to avoid costly penalties in crucial game situations, and
  • develop the discipline and tenacity to force and capitalize on opponents’ mistakes.

Miller presents many other topics of interest, such as the intangibles that coaches and scouts look for in players and what it takes to make it to the top level of competition.

Motivation, teamwork, leadership, and poise are essential factors to successful performance. Hockey Tough will strengthen each of these areas and help players achieve a mind-set to excel on the ice.

About the Author

For the past 25 years Dr. Saul Miller’s coaching expertise has been helping individual athletes, teams, and coaches perform at the top of their game.

Dr. Miller holds a PhD in clinical psychology and is the author of five books. He is registered as a psychologist, clinical counselor, and mental trainer. Miller has worked in more than 25 sports with Olympic and professional athletes and teams from the NHL, NFL, CFL, NBA, Major League Baseball, PGA Tour, in Canada and the United States. One of North America’s most experienced sport psychologists, Miller has helped his clients set world records and win championships and gold medals.

Miller is a member of the Coaching Association of Canada and the American Psychological Association. In his free time, he enjoys exhibiting his paintings, walking, and spending time with his wife, Laara Maxwell, at their home in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Miller can be reached through his Web site at www.saulmiller.com.

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