Last Updated on November 2, 2014 by Jimson Lee
Lee Nee is a guest writer for this blog, and you can read all his articles here. Some are commentary, but most are great training tips and workouts you can apply to your training.
Lee Ness’ book, “The Sports Motivation Masterplan“, fills the gap between coach and parent, helping young athletes and their parents understand what they need to do to reach the top of their sport.
I have been in contact with hundreds (if not thousands) of coaches, parents, and athletes with this Blog in the past 7 years.
I’ve wrote about the Coach-Agent-Athlete triad at the elite level, but never about the Coach-Parent-Athlete triad for the most important group, our grassroots level of youth athletes.
In a way, it’s a route map to success.
If you are interested in performing at the highest level, I highly recommend “The Sports Motivation Masterplan”
But don’t take my word for it…
I wrote about Richard Buck’s detailed 10 day taper with Coaches Kevin Tyler and Steve Fudge in my newsletter. Richard said this about the book:
“When I first started my sporting career, I was good, but I was not as good as a lot of the other aspiring athletes around me. Through a series of serendipitous circumstances I was fortunate enough to continue through to elite sport. I think one of the things that I realised was, that talent isn’t as big of a factor as you’d think when you picture success.
Lee has started to break down the processes that allow you to maximise what you have, so that you don’t have to be an unfortunate victim of fate and circumstance. Lee encourages you to take ownership over your own journey and development, but i think most importantly, he outlines the process that can lead to success.
I very much enjoyed reading The Sports Motivation Master Plan by Lee Ness; I think it has some valuable lessons that we can all take on board. We never stop trying to improve ourselves, so it’s vital we understanding the process that leads to progression.”
And then there is Craig Pickering, who I interviewed in my Freelap Friday Five (also read his diet of an elite 100m sprinter):
“The Sports Motivation Masterplan by Lee Ness is a book I wish I had been able to get my hands on as a developing athlete. Through the book, Lee provides advice on a wide variety of topics that will be useful to developing athletes, their parents, and their coaches. Right from the beginning, Lee provides a framework for selecting a sporting goal, and then discusses how to achieve this goal. The book looks in depth at how to get the best out of yourself through a range of physical and mental techniques, including an in-depth discussion of “The Zone” and how to get there, how to turn weaknesses into strengths, and mind games.
There is also a whole section on how to deal with various obstacles, such as injuries and poor performance. The chapter on choking contained within this section was excellent; this chapter alone is one that everyone should read. Overall, the book provides insights and explanations that mirror my experiences over 15 years as a successful athlete, having worked with a number of different coaches and sports psychologists in an attempt to improve my performance. Essential reading for anyone that wants to reach their sporting potential.”
The official webpage for the book is http://leeness.co.uk/sports-motivation-masterplan/ (sold by Amazon UK, and Amazon USA).
About Lee Ness
Lee Ness is a UKA qualified Event Group Coach for Sprints and Hurdles, the Head Coach/Sprint Coach at City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club and Track and Field Team Manager for Wiltshire Athletics Association.
The book,The Sports Motivation Masterplan, is a support guide for athletes and parents, helping them with the role of mentor through their journey from young aspiring athlete, to elite performer. Buy it on Amazon USA.
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