River Edge, NJ (PRWEB) January 19, 2010
A new book by Jay P. Granat, Ph.D. Psychotherapist and Founder of http://www.stayinthezone.com and Carlton Chin, CFA, outlines fifty mathematical and psychological factors of champions who win big games, like The Super Bowl.
"Team owners, sports executives, athletic directors and coaches can use the authors' ideas to evaluate their organizations and determine how well teams are likely to do in a big game. Sports executives can also determine what they need to do to build a winning franchise.
"Fans and people who like to wager on sports can integrate the concepts in this book with their analysis and their existing betting systems.
"Parents of young athletes will also find this book to be quite informative," according to Dr. Jay Granat.
Dr. Granat, who has helped Olympic athletes and who has been named one of America's top ten mental gurus by Golf Digest and been featured in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Good Morning America, Tennis Magazine, ESPN Magazine, ESPN Radio, Tennis View Magazine, The BBC, The Daily News, The Star Ledger, The Bergen Record and The CBC, believes that psychology and statistics can teach us a great deal about what it takes to perform well when the pressure is on.
There are many questions that Dr. Granat and Carlton Chin, an MIT graduate and quantitative trader, who founded his own hedge fund CARATcapital.com fifteen years ago, start to examine in this book and in their work with athletes, coaches and teams. Here are just a few:
What really determines who wins big games like The Super Bowl? What separates two great teams from one another? What causes errors in big games? And what allows some players and teams to handle the pressure? What causes teams, players and coaches to choke under the pressure of a big game like The Super Bowl? And what can be done to help players, teams and coaches perform their best in The Super Bowl and other big games?
Indeed, there are a lot of factors which determine who will win The Super Bowl. Some experts focus on traditional football statistics like: points scored, points allowed, number of wins, number of losses, turnovers, takeaways, yards gained, yards allowed, quarterback ratings, momentum, margin of victories, margin of losses and recent performances. And these measures are relevant.
However, Dr. Granat and Carlton Chin show how mental toughness, coaching, leadership, focus, errors, interpersonal relationships, attitude, and ability to get into the zone contribute to success in big games. And they have mathematical data which support many of their theories.
"I enjoy applying my approaches to the world of sports," remarked Chin.
The new book, published by World Audience, Inc., is called Who Will Win The Big Game? 50 Characteristics of Champions. This easy to read guide identifies the key psychological and mathematical issues that coaches, fans, team owners, sports executives, athletes and bettors need to be consider when evaluating two top teams or two top athletes that are meeting in a big game.
According to Dr. Granat, author of How To Get Into The Zone With Sport Psychology and Self-Hypnosis, Zone Tennis, How To Lower Your Golf Score With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis, Get Into The Zone In Just One Minute and 101 Ways To Break A Hitting Slump, "Carlton and I plan to work closely with managers, agents, coaches, teams, universities and professional franchises. We can show them what they need to understand and change to be certain that their team performs to their fullest potential. Math and the social sciences can teach us a lot about winning consistently and frequently. And Carlton's love affairs with both numbers and sports allow him to discover some important trends and patterns of success."
The book also has some interesting statistics about success in baseball, tennis, golf, hockey and football. In fact, Mr. Chin discovered a model which has predicted the winner correctly in eighty percent of The Super Bowls played in the past.
So, who will win this big game? Prior to the contest, the authors will place their prediction on their blog and in Dr. Granat's weekly newspaper column which appears in four New Jersey weeklies. His blog is http://www.stayinthezone.com/blog
Many of Dr. Granat's CD programs are available at the StayInTheZone.com store. http://www.stayinthezone.com/store.html
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His books are available at http://www.amazon.com.
Carlton Chin and Dr. Jay Granat are available for seminars, training, team evaluations, coaching evaluations, consultations and speaking engagements.
To contact Carlton Chin, the man behind the numbers in this book, email him at:
CARAT(at)alum(dot)MIT(dot)edu. Or call him at 212-873-2107.
Media, sports executives, team owners, coaches, athletic directors, athletes and parents of athletes can get more information at info(at)stayinthezone(dot)com or by calling 888 580-ZONE.
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