Baseball world reacts to passing of cubs consultant ken ravizza. Start competing with confidence, consistency, and composure under pressure. Playing the game one pitch at a time by ken ravizza and tom hanson and lloyd james overview this book provides practical strategies for developing the mental skills which help speed you to your full potential. In this book, hanson explores in great depth the mental aspect of the game and how to use a good mental approach to your advantage. I think the first book was, i wouldnt necessarily agree with the greatest book of all time in baseball, but it was a solid book and it took me 25 years of.
Ravizza is the leading authority on stressmanagement skills and coping strategies, as well as mentalskills training for peak performance. Jul 25, 2018 ken ravizza may not be as famous as joe maddon, the cubs manager. Ken ravizza was a professor for over 40 years at cal state fullerton and has become a legend in professional baseball where he helps teams and athletes master the mental game. The only pitch that the player influences is the next pitch. Ravizza, ken and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at. Discover book depositorys huge selection of ken ravizza books online. Headsup baseball, by tom hanson is an instuctional nonfiction novel that details the ins and outs of playing baseball. The cal state fullerton kinesiology professor was a consultant to the angels, dodgers, tampa bay rays, cubs, high school and college baseball teams, usc football, etc. Ken ravizza, an instructor of sports psychology at cal state fullerton, the coauthor of the great book headsup baseball, one of the top mental game coaches in the world. Keys to mental toughness in baseball with ken ravizza. Once i read this book i stopped having slumps at the plate, and gained an. Ken ravizza is a professor of applied sport psychology at the california state university at fullerton. Ravizza talk about the various aspects of the mental game in this episode, hell tell some great stories.
Ken ravizza is one of the leading peak performance consultants in the world. He has worked in professional baseball for over 25 years, and has worked closely with joe madden, the manager of the chicago cubs. Listen to headsup baseball audiobook by tom hanson, ken ravizza, narrated by. How to give 100% of what you have right now to the next. Ken ravizza, a cal state fullerton professor who was among the leading sports psychologists in the nation and a guru of sorts for dozens of major league baseball players, died sunday night. Former baseball coach george horton said in a 2004 espn article that hiring ravizza was the best money i ever spent. Playing the game one pitch at a time is a mental training book by the late ken ravizza and tom hanson.
Headsup baseball by ken ravizza, tom hanson, 1995, masters press edition, in english headsup baseball 1995 edition open library. Be the first to ask a question about headsup baseball. Discount prices on books by ken ravizza, including titles like headsup baseball. Mental toughness secrets that take baseball players to the next level,by dr.
I first learned of ken ravizza when i read an article about the cal state fullerton baseball teams amazing 2004 season. The person was the author of that book and a man i would later ask to be the best man in my wedding and consider a mentor, fatherbrother figure and a dear friend. Jul 10, 2018 former baseball coach george horton said in a 2004 espn article that hiring ravizza was the best money i ever spent. Playing the game one pitch at a time spalding sports. Basically, ive been working on that the last two years with tom hanson and its been fascinating looking at the changes that have taken place from when we did the first book. But like maddon, he changed the way people approach and think about baseball. May 11, 1995 headsup baseball, by tom hanson is an instuctional nonfiction novel that details the ins and outs of playing baseball. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial. Missing ken ravizza pca positive coaching alliance. Ken ravizza is nearly synonymous with the mental game in baseball. Ravizza, ken and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. Here is an excerpt from my book for youth athletes, elevating your game.
Ravizza has had an impact on players, managers, coaches, and frontoffice staff, but he always stayed behind the scenes. Ravizza and cubs manager joe maddon were longtime friends, having first met each other when maddon was the minor league manager of. In terms of the cubs mentalskills program, ken was a crucial piece to mentoring our entire staff and helping craft our message. Ken ravizza focus, controllables, and signal lights facebook. A headsup player has confidence in his ability, keeps control in pressure situations, and focuses on one pitch at a time.
A professor at cal state fullerton for over 30 years, he worked with some of the biggest names in the game, from augie garrido to joe madden. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Headsup baseball by ken ravizza, 9781570280214, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Many books talk about the mental game of baseball, but i especially love the. Plus, the guys take a closer look at kens relationship with cubs manager, joe maddon.
What you can learn from mlbs mentalskills coaches wsj. Ravizza has worked with the united states olympic softball, field hockey, equestrian, water polo, baseball and figure skating associations for over 20 years. The book is a guide to mastering the mental side of baseball, whether you are on the mound, in the batting box, or on the field. May 08, 2020 i hope you liked the video, if you did make sure to leave a like and if you like my content make sure to subscribe. Chicago cubs remember sports psychologist ken ravizza. How to give 100% of what you have right now to the next pitch. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. Ken ravizza, cal state fullertons pioneering sports. Headsup baseball audiobook by tom hanson, ken ravizza. This book provides practical strategies for developing the menta. His fingerprints are not only on us but on the entire sport of baseball, lifrak said. Written by tom hanson, ken ravizza, audiobook narrated by lloyd james.
The person was the author of that book and a man i would later ask to be the best man. He has worked with some of the best athletes and coaches in the world. While the book is written with baseball players in mind, it stands out as one of the best. Ken ravizza, a mentalskills coach for the chicago cubs, teaches players to stay aware of their mental state by imagining an inner traffic signal. Since its founding in 1998, pca has established 18 chapters nationwide, partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, reaching 19. Ravizza was a coauthor of two baseball psychology books, worked. Playing the game one pitch at a time spalding sports library by hanson, tom, ravizza, ken isbn. Ravizzas passing comes exactly two weeks after cubs clubhouse attendant yosh kawano died at 97. Ken ravizza and tom hansons goal as brian cain says, the past is history.
The titans, who began the season going 1516, would go on to their fourth national championship. Book resources mentioned in the interview play big. Ken ravizza may not be as famous as joe maddon, the cubs manager. Positive coaching alliance pca is a national specify nonprofit organization to create a positive, characterbuilding youth sports environment. He has worked in professional baseball for over 25 years, and has worked closely. Becoming a tripleimpact competitor, which ken influenced in many ways. I hope you liked the video, if you did make sure to leave a like and if you like my content make sure to subscribe.
Headsup baseball audiobook tom hanson, ken ravizza. Playing the game one pitch at a time by tom hanson, ken ravizza online at alibris. This one features a cover photo of anthony rizzo, who stressed how far mental skills have. Ken ravizza, a longtime professor of kinesiology at cal state fullerton, was a nationally recognized sports psychologist who worked with the angels, dodgers and cubs, college athletes and. This book provides practical strategies for developing the mental skills which help speed you to your full potential.820 350 652 782 1479 752 600 1035 1003 1177 33 673 1357 1232 514 159 804 1266 46 1464 1153 1090 1119 1139 841 1412 429 842 286 620 375 708