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The Playmaker s Advantage

Author : Leonard Zaichkowsky
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Discover the next frontier in sports training—improving your mental game, no matter your age or experience—and how to become the Playmaker, both in your professional and personal life. Coaches search for it. Parents dream of it. Fans love it. Athletes want it. The playmaker on any sports team possesses it: an elusive, intangible quality combining anticipation, perception, and decision-making skills. This quality raises their game above the competition and allows them to pass when no one else can, anticipate the movement of opponents, avoid costly mental mistakes, and ultimately, hold the team together. Now, for the first time, cognitive science research is revealing the secrets of the playmaker’s keen sense of awareness. Just as tests of speed, strength, and agility have provided a baseline of physiological biomarkers, coaches can now capture cognitive metrics including attention, pattern recognition, anticipation, and the ability to take quick, decisive action during the chaos of competition. The Playmaker’s Advantage is a groundbreaking book that will educate athletes of all ages about this essential creative capability in an accessible, easy to understand method.

The Playmaker s Decisions

Author : Daniel Peterson
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The Playmaker on any team makes the right decision at the right time, almost every time. Despite the constraints of time, tactics, and rules, the best players combine their vision and skills with razor-sharp decision accuracy for an unstoppable competitive advantage. As a follow-up to "The Playmaker’s Advantage", their bestselling guide for athletes, coaches, and parents, Daniel Peterson and Dr. Leonard Zaichkowsky now focus on the split-second decision-making process that produces both clutch plays and mental mistakes. Whether you are a coach who needs to sharpen your team's decisions under pressure or a parent who is trying to understand your young superstar's mental game or even a fan who has yelled at the TV wondering why your team breaks your heart, "The Playmaker’s Decisions" combines science and stories to shed light on the black box of athlete cognition. Praise for The Playmaker’s Advantage: “Any coach who isn’t tuned in to this stuff, in my opinion, is going to fall behind.” -Mike Sullivan, Head Coach, Pittsburgh Penguins “An easy to read book that blends science and coaching practice in a manner in which many books are unable to achieve. I would recommend this to any coaches or scientists interested in improving their team’s performance.” -Damian Farrow, PhD, Professor of Skill Acquisition, Victoria University & Australian Football League "One of the most valuable books I have read in a long time. How often as coaches have we said it is all in your head. The Playmaker's Advantage shows how to use what’s in our head to our competitive advantage." -Vern Gambetta, Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems

The Playmaker Project

Author : Daniel Peterson
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When winning at all costs becomes too expensive. Eddie Alonso, a former pro soccer star, whose career was ended by a violent and intentional assault, is now a reluctant high school science teacher and varsity coach in St. Cloud, MN. When two of his favorite student players are recruited by an upstart Finnish soccer club owned by an eccentric tech billionaire with a secretive cognitive training program run by Dr. Anna Lehtinen, Eddie is suspicious of the motives but resists the urge to get involved. But when Benny Gilbert calls Eddie from Finland to let him know of some strange personality changes of Peter Borg, his best friend, Eddie’s fears are confirmed. Eddie finally jumps into action, but not before an enigmatic, Russian investor has targeted Peter as a star recruit for his own St. Petersburg soccer club. But there are other plans beyond sports for the neuroscience experiment now embedded into Peter’s head. Eddie and Anna must unite to save Peter before he is brainwashed into cooperating with a revengeful agenda. The action races from Minnesota to Finland to Russia and back home. In the end, Eddie needs to know if his dream was lost for a reason, as he and Anna try to make sure this new technology is preserved for compassion, not corruption.

Carolina Play book of the Carolina Playmakers and the Carolina Dramatic Association

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The Carolina Play book of the Carolina Playmakers and the Carolina Dramatic Association

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The Elements of Influence

Author : Alan Kelly
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Kelly (competitive strategy and communications expert) uses game terminology to explicate his "The Playmaker's Standard"--Strategies useful for those needing to influence others in personal, political, or corporate settings. "The Playmaker's Standard" is composed of three systems: "The Playmaker's Table," a taxonomy of strategies; "The Playmaker's Process," a methodology for choosing the strategies; and "Factors at Play," categories of concepts that affect the use of persuasive strategies in a marketplace (e.g., brand, credibility, culture). The reader is methodologically led through the process of "playmaking" to increase competitive advantage for those advocating for an organization's brand or reputation or involved in the development of policies and messages. Tables guide using and decoding plays, and relevant examples demonstrate applications. Ease of reading can be deceptive, relative to the weightiness of the content. Notes indicate the extensive research behind the standard's development, and a glossary provides a quick reference to the game terminology. A useful handbook for practitioners in marketing, public relations, and politics, and heuristic fodder for academic researchers of persuasion.

The Playmaker

Author : Curtis Bishop
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The Playmaker

Author : J.B. Cheaney
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The year is 1597. Elizabeth is queen. Shakespeare and the Lord Chamberlain’s Men are packing London’s Globe Theatre. And the severed heads of Catholic insurgents are impaled on the Tower’s gates. One 14-year-old boy should arouse no one’s interest. But within a week of his arrival, Richard Malory is robbed, beaten, and threatened at knifepoint. Someone wants him to leave London, and Richard is determined to find out why. There’s only one place he’ll be safe: as an actor on the stage. As he begins to unravel the traitorous plot that has ensnared him, Richard must make a difficult decision. Will he play the part set out for him—or can he become the playmaker of his own life?

Football Made Simple

Author : Ann Waterhouse
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“I’m in the team – can you come and watch me play?” If you have a footballer in your life, but don’t understand the game at all, then this is the book for you. This is the first in our series of guides for bemused supporters. It’s aimed at people who go along to watch friends and family or to accompany their partners, but who have no real idea what is going on because they’ve never played the game themselves. After reading this book, you will know all about free kicks (direct and indirect), the difference between a goal kick and a corner kick and of course you will stun everyone with your knowledge of the infamous offside law and the way to beat the offside trap. You may even surprise family footballers by knowing more than them about the history of the game. We’ll guide you on choosing kit, keeping it clean and ensuring your favourite player (whatever their relationship is to you) turns up to play looking well prepared and feeling part of the team. We’ve also included the latest support etiquette guidance if you’re going along to matches for the first time. This book is for all bemused supporters, male and female, who loyally turn out to cheer in all weathers.

Inconvenient Sleep

Author : Pat Byrne
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"Unparalleled expertise on sleep and performance." -Leonard Zaichkowsky, Ph.D., author of The Playmaker's Advantage: How to Raise Your Mental Game to the Next Level In the world of professional athletes, competitive sports, high-intensity training and macronutrient diets, there's an often overlooked, key tactic in any team's winning formula: sleep! But with fatigue management and sleep science, coaches, players and even managers can greatly improve their performance, and ultimately, unlock new potential. There is no question that athletes need rigorous training and effective physical conditioning in order to succeed. But very few athletes care as much about resting as they do about working hard. This book aims to change that by explaining why sleep is a crucial factor for maximizing peak performance and engaging in purposeful recovery. Sleep science experts Pat Byrne and Suzanne Byrne have dedicated their lives to understanding sleep as it relates to athletic performance: from sleep latency, circadian rhythms and sleep debt to sleep trackers and debunking the most common myths around sleep. Combining the best and latest research to empower athletes to optimize their performance, Inconvenient Sleep: Why Teams Win and Lose reveals effective strategies to manage your sleep while understanding its full effects and complexities. This is the ultimate exploration to sleeping towards success-for athletes and non-athletes alike.

Library Extension Publication

Author : University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Library
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Players

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Advice from the Soccer Pros

Author : David Faries
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CIO

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A resource for information executives, the online version of CIO offers executive programs, research centers, general discussion forums, online information technology links, and reports on information technology issues.

The Soccer Coaching Handbook

Author : Martin Bidzinski
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This is a manual of detailed ideas, theories and suggestions about football coaching, providing a unique training course that concentrates on close control and ball movement. Included is a week by week fitness programme and structured training schedule.

National Football League Playmakers Reader

Author : Tim Polzer
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A reader featuring short biographies of six of the NFL's most popular players.

The University of North Carolina Library Extension Publication

Author : University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Extension Library
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Papers in English and American Studies

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The Playmaker of Avon

Author : Charles Norman
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Based on the author's "So worthy a friend" and adapted for older boys and girls, this describes the life, work and times, of Shakespeare.

The Nation

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