Elevating Your Game

by Jim Thompson Year Published: 2011

The latest book by Positive Coaching Alliance Founder Jim Thompson gives high school athletes easy-to-read information and inspiration to improve their performance in sports and beyond. Insights and exercises guide student-athletes to the ideal of a Triple-Impact Competitor, committed to improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole. It includes valuable insights from sports psychologists and professional athletes about how to achieve peak performances, develop leadership skills, and compete with class. The book contains nine innovative, practical exercises that help improve athletes performance, including Goal-Setting; Building Team Chemistry; Honoring the Game: Competing with Class; and Using Your Power to Improve Your School Community. Sections also address common challenges, such as resolving issues with coaches and teammates, time management, nutrition and preparing for college. Coaches who use this book will create a common language that helps establish a culture of excellence, unselfish play, and improved teamwork.