Intangibles: Big-League Stories and Strategies for Winning the Mental Game—in Baseball and in Life

By Geoff Miller

Intangibles: Big-League Stories and Strategies for Winning the Mental Game—in Baseball and in Life - Geoff Miller
  • Release Date: 2012-08-01
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 26 Ratings

Description

“Intangibles is filled with lessons and tools for helping baseball players in all stages of their development.”
—Fredi Gonzalez, Manager, Atlanta Braves

“A must read for athletes looking to gain a mental edge or simply better identify their own strengths.”
—Bryan Minniti, Assistant General Manager, Washington Nationals

Foreword by Vince Gennaro, author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball

A must read for all baseball players, coaches, and fans:
Mental skills coach Geoff Miller has spent years helping professional baseball players improve their mental toughness—both on and off the field. Now, he’s making these invaluable lessons available to everyone who loves the game of baseball.

From high school to the Major Leagues, all baseball players struggle with competition, pressure, and their own personal challenges. This book, through inspiring stories about professional baseball players in various stages of their careers, as well as hands-on tips and questionnaires, will help players evaluate and improve the mental skills that are necessary for that competitive edge.

In Intangibles, you’ll find stories, instruction, and practical applications that teach players and coaches how to put forth their best mental games—portrayed through the eyes of those who have experienced those learning moments firsthand in their quests to become Major Leaguers. From a local park’s baseball diamond to dusty minor league dugout benches to the musty concrete tunnels under Major League stadiums, Intangibles meets players where they are, offering specific ways to improve performance and outlook.

Whether you hope to be a big league player someday, or whether you simply want to play your best game, this book is essential for all athletes who want to learn how to overcome fear, build confidence, and develop a mental framework for success.

Reviews

  • Awesome. Great tool for any athlete!

    5
    By David Filak
    Arguably the most important part of an athletes success is their ability to control the mental aspect of their game. This book offers great insight into just that. Relevant lessons and strategies are explained to strengthen a players mental game. The stories alone in this book make it a very enjoyable read. A must have for players looking to take their game to the next level!
  • Great tool for those playing and for those who aspire to play.

    5
    By CJNit
    In baseball talent, while essential, is only part of the equation for success. "Intangibles" gives great insight in to what it takes to be a complete athlete. Stories of real professionals that intrigue you as well as strategies to help you develop the mentality to be your best is at the core of what this book is about. I've been blessed to play this game for a living for 18 years now. The process of developing the needed mindset to last that long is never ending. Working with Geoff personally and now reading "Intangibles" has assisted in that development. I love this book for players, coaches and parents. Our sport is so competitive, talent alone won't get you to the top. Geoff helps his reader to understand that and build a mental skill set that will.