Success in curling demands outstanding skill and strategy, but getting and keeping the champion's edge requires even
more. Exceptional psychological skill is imperative. Ask the experts.
In Smart Curling, champion Vera Pezer uncovers these secrets for those who are committed to curling excellence. Winner
of countless championships, she knows all about "hurrying hard" while keeping her cool to win. From the perspective of
competitor and that of sports psychologist, Pezer illustrates how to maximize motivation and concentration while
effectively managing stress and distractions. She teaches about self regulators and confidence and outlines the
relationship between practice and competition. She helps players understand and practice excellent communication -
verbal and nonverbal. And she outlines team dynamics to understand and work with the various personalities and roles of
team members and coaches.
Loads of examples and illustrations elucidate the sound theory in Smart Curling while its worksheets (downloadable from
the internet) are designed to help players complete the exercises required to perfect their game through mental