The Young Champion's Mind: How to Think, Train, and Thrive Like an Elite Athlete

The Young Champion's Mind: How to Think, Train, and Thrive Like an Elite Athlete

by Jim Afremow PhD


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The ultimate guide for student athletes to train, play, and feel their best, from an expert in sports psychology.

Sports psychologist Jim Afremow has earned accolades from Olympians to professional athletes for his insightful approach to training the mind, body, and spirit of a competitor. Now this award-winning coach is turning his talents to student athletes in the new young adult edition of his highly praised The Champion's Mind

As student athletes strive to balance their school and sports accomplishments, Dr. Afremow's sage advice will be a much-needed guide in helping them navigate the field—or rink or court. The Young Champion's Mind covers such topics as how to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble, and how to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence. Customizable preparation routines promote full-power performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635650563
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 152,661
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Dr. Jim Afremow is a sought-after mental-game coach and licensed professional counselor. Founder of Good to Gold Medal, PLLC, a leading coaching and consulting practice, he is passionate about helping others achieve peak performance and personal excellence to reach their true potential. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife and daughter. Visit him at

Table of Contents

Introduction: Six Inches From Triumph Or Disaster ix

Chapter 1 Champion Your Life 1

Chapter 2 Training Your Mind 27

Chapter 3 The Antifragile Athlete 65

Chapter 4 Playing In The Zone 85

Chapter 5 Visualization On The Go 101

Chapter 6 Personal Responsibility-My Zone Of Control 139

Chapter 7 Your Gold-Medal Game Plan 161

Epilogue: Thinking And Feeling Is Preparation For Playing Like An MVP 183

Acknowledgments 187

Appendix: Q & A With DR. A 189

References And Recommended Reading 199

Index 201

About The Author 211

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