Athletes train countless hours to become physically skilled. Why don’t we devote the same effort to becoming psychologically skilled? In this groundbreaking book, sport psychologist Douglas Jowdy, PhD shares his philosophy about sport and his methods for developing “psychological muscle memory.” Athletes at all skill levels, coaches, and parents of athletes will find inspiration and practical advice based on Dr. Jowdy’s 35 years of experience. Whether your goal is to win a championship, break a personal record, or simply have more fun playing your sport—expect to surprise yourself.
PRAISE FOR THE GOLD MEDAL MIND
“Among the many things I love about this book is that it shares Doug’s unique voice. Doug is creative, brilliant, warm, and insightful, and reading his book is like getting a session with one of the best sport psychologists in the world. Practical, motivating, and inspiring, this book should help any athlete interested in sport psychology. Highly recommended.”
—Sean McCann, Senior Sport Psychologist,
US Olympic Committee
AN INTRODUCTION TO DR. JOWDY
AND SPORT PSYCHOLOGY:
Douglas Jowdy, PhD is a licensed psychologist with more than 30 years of experience working with athletes and non-athletes. He served as team psychologist for the US Olympic speed skating team, and works with athletes at all levels on performance enhancement and mental health issues.