Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best

Motivational Interviewing in Sports

Stephen Rollnick, Jonathan Fader, Jeff Breckon, and Theresa B. Moyers

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November 12, 2019
ISBN 9781462541270
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218 Pages
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“The information age offers endless possibilities that can help teams and organizations succeed. But we can never forget the importance of connecting as people and building a winning culture of communication, trust, and teamwork. I appreciate the insights of Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best, and its focus on the motivational power of a common purpose.”

—Hall of Famer Joe Torre, four-time World Series champion manager of the New York Yankees and MLB’s Chief Baseball Officer

“This book provides a brilliant approach to relationship coaching that will resonate with coaches and today's generation of athletes, allowing both to reach new levels of performance and quality of experience.”

—Kathy Delaney-Smith, all-time winningest Ivy League basketball coach, Women's Basketball, Harvard University

“To help athletes reach their potential, I try to understand their personalities, see what makes them tick, and ultimately find their ‘drivers.’ Using MI would definitely help this process. Anyone who aspires to be as good a coach as he or she can possibly be should read this book.”

—Matthew Maynard, MBE, Head Coach, Glamorgan County Cricket Club, United Kingdom

“I know where I will be heading the next time I am struggling to make that initial key communication breakthrough with a player! If you wish to build quicker relationships with your athletes, and deliver those vital corrections without causing resistance, buy this book!”

—Matt Wells, First Team Coach, Fulham Football Club, United Kingdom

“This book provides insight and instruction on how to use MI to help my athletes determine their own course of action and become the performers they want to be.”

—Matt Rhule, Head Coach, Carolina Panthers

“MI can enable coaches and psychologists to unlock the solutions that lie just beneath the surface of everyday challenges. I highly recommend this book.”

—Michael Gervais, PhD, sport psychologist; cofounder, Compete to Create

“Read this book and read it again. Fill it with notes in the margins and use it as a guide for 'being your best' as a coach. Your athletes will thank you for it!”

—Steve Rainbolt, Director of Track and Field and Cross Country, Wichita State University

“The ideas, skills, and strategies presented in this book are so applicable in everyday life that it would be easy to underestimate their transformative power. The book is a treasure trove….Essential reading for coaches, senior leaders, and executives in sport.”

—James Vaughan, MPhil, Head of Football and Coaching Psychology, AIK Football Club, Sweden; cofounder, Player Development Project

“Having spent 15 years as a college soccer coach, I can only imagine the type of coach I could have been had I known about MI—and used it.”

—Ben Freakley, MS, Head of Mental Performance, Toronto Blue Jays