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Publisher's Summary

The Playmaker on any team makes the right decision at the right time, almost every time. Despite the constraints of time, tactics, and rules, the best players combine their vision and skills with razor-sharp decision accuracy for an unstoppable competitive advantage.

As a follow-up to The Playmaker’s Advantage, their best-selling guide for athletes, coaches, and parents, Daniel Peterson and Dr. Leonard Zaichkowsky now focus on the split-second decision-making process that produces both clutch plays and mental mistakes.

Whether you are a coach who needs to sharpen your team's decisions under pressure or a parent who is trying to understand your young superstar's mental game, or even a fan who has yelled at the TV wondering why your team breaks your heart, The Playmaker’s Decisions combines science and stories to shed light on the black box of athlete cognition.

©2020 Intelligens Press LLC (P)2021 Intelligens Press LLC

Critic Reviews

"The wisdom of those teachers who empowered teenagers to grow as decision-makers by making on-field calls has been reinforced in a fabulous book titled The Playmaker’s Decisions: The Science of Clutch Plays, Mental Mistakes and Athlete Cognition. Authors Dr. Leonard Zaichkowsky, one of the world’s leading sports performance psychologists, from Boston University, and Dan Peterson provide practical tools for coaches, parents and especially players to enhance the process of making quality decisions under the pressure of time." (Matt Williams, Professional Rugby Coach, Writer and TV Presenter)

“Any coach who isn’t tuned in to this stuff, in my opinion, is going to fall behind.” (Mike Sullivan, Head Coach, Pittsburgh Penguins)

“An easy to read book that blends science and coaching practice in a manner in which many books are unable to achieve. I would recommend this to any coach or scientist interested in improving their team’s performance.” (Damian Farrow, PhD, Professor of Skill Acquisition, Victoria University)

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