About the Author: Seven hundred college wins is reason enough to listen to what Stephanie Schleuder has to say about training the mind for women’s sports, but her credentials run deeper. In a career in which she served as head volleyball coach at the University of Minnesota, University of Alabama and Macalester College and was also president of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, Schleuder never just accepted that the way to do something is the way you’ve always done it. She tweaked and refined and reshaped her philosophy so she could grow as a coach while her athletes grew as players and people.
In “Brain Training for Athletes,” Schleuder shares methods that have consistently worked for her in practice after practice, match after match, season after season. She covers teaching leadership, building trust, defeating distractions, encouraging a higher level of focus, coaching captains and much more. It’s a great read, and it’s also a valuable resource for coaches seeking ways to be better prepared for the upcoming season than they were for the previous season.