ERIC Number: ED298367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
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Winning Basketball: A Comprehensive Sports Counseling Program.
Nelson, Eileen S.
This report describes the comprehensive sports counseling program, based on Glasser's reality theory, which was designed and used with the men's basketball team at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The program described took a multisensory approach in order to use visual, auditory, and kinesthetic modalities; and employed techniques such as therapeutic metaphor, parables, games, humor, drawings, charts, photographs, poems, quotations, relaxation and concentration methods, imagery, lecture and discussion sessions, audiotapes, positive reinforcement, and praise. This paper presents the major components and activities of the sports counseling program. It discusses preseason meetings and meetings held before each game, and describes how the topics of team leadership, positive motivation, relaxation training, imagery, foul shooting, goal setting, and concentration were incorporated into the meetings. Excerpts from imagery scripts used in relaxation and imagery training are included. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Chicago, IL, March 20-23, 1988).