Creative Coaching

Creative Coaching

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A strategic handbook for addressing the challenges of coaching modern athletes and maximising their sport performance.Presents innovative approaches that have helped many championship-winning coaches lead their teams to victory.
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Champaign, United States
  • English
  • 25 black & white halftones
  • 0736033270
  • 9780736033275
  • 899,652

About Jerry Lynch

Jerry Lynch, PhD, is director of the TaoSports Center for Human Potential in Santa Cruz, California. A sport psychologist for more than 20 years, he has worked with Olympic, national, collegiate, and professional coaches and athletes. He was a U.S. regional and national champion distance runner.

Lynch has published seven books, including Running Within (Human Kinetics, 1999) and the perennial bestsellers Working Out, Working Within; and Thinking Body, Dancing Mind: TaoSports for Extraordinary Performance in Athletics, Business and Life, which is available in five languages. These books have been used by the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Oilers, and numerous NCAA championship teams as well as by athletic programs worldwide.

Lynch has written feature articles in numerous journals and national magazines and has been featured in Sports Illustrated, New York Times, Washington Post, and Oprah magazine. He is also a contributor to the Medical & Training Advice column in Runner's World, a columnist for VeloNews, and a contributing editor and writer with He regularly conducts coaching clinics throughout the United States. Lynch resides in Santa Cruz, California, and can be reached at the TaoSports Center by calling 831-466-3031 or e-mailing Visit his web site: Way of Champions.
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"Creative Coaching will take you to the next level of coaching. You will be able to demonstrate your compassion for teaching. Your athletes will perform at a level that they thought was beyond their limits. Jerry Lynch's work is a valuable asset to all coaches who are looking to enlighten their athletes and open up the possibility of greatness. Your athletes will perform like the true champions they are."
Cindy Timchal
Head lacrosse coach
University of Maryland "Dr. Lynch is one of the best authorities on the psyche of the athlete. His innovative approach to the relationship between coach and player is profound, perceptive, and unparalleled in the world of athletics."
Quin Snyder
Head basketball coach
University of Missouri

"Jerry's initiatives have been a major part of my programs at Maryland and Arkansas. He has unique insight into the enhancement of athletic performance through the athlete's personal growth. We feel our players have developed exponentially both on and off the soccer field in the last two years."
Alan Kirkup
Head soccer coach
University of Arkansas
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