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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-917813-7
    • 5.0 x 8.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 288 pages
  • Keywords
    • Sports,
    • Coaching,
    • Mental skills,
    • Psychology of sport,
    • Meditation,
    • Excellence and Achievement,
    • Mind and body

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On the Ball
Short Stories, Anecdotes, and Words of Wisdom on the Mental Side of Sport
by Michael Lodewyks

In sports, it takes more than just physical training to stay “on the ball.” There is a crucial psychological component to athletics that has gone overlooked for years. This book—from author, athlete, coach, teacher, and meditator Michael Lodewyks—is a game-changer. On the Ball is a collection of personal stories and anecdotes that reveal the power of the mind in sport, and the benefits of mental training. Whether you’re an athlete, coach, or parent, this book provides the inspiration and expertise to optimize performance. From the vantage point of over thirty years in athletics, Lodewyks provides readers with a variety of fundamental techniques to help harness talent, motivation, focus, and mindset. Candid, witty, and wise, this book is a vital guide to get athletes to the next level in sports, and in life.

Michael Lodewyks (MEd) has spent over thirty years competing in numerous sports, over twenty-five years coaching volleyball and tennis, and numerous years teaching sports-related courses at the university level. More recently, he has developed his mind through meditation, learning to harness its power, and teaching others to do the same. Michael lives in Vancouver, Canada with his partner of twelve years, Angella Griffith, and their dog Rudy. On the Ball is his first book.


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