One Day You Will Miss Practice, I Promise Those two-a-day practices in the heat; those after-school battles each and every day with your teammates — I took it for granted, I must admit. Whether your sport is on 84 feet of hardwood or somewhere inside the foul lines of a baseball diamond, one .... More »
Helping Young Athletes Let Go of Mistakes
When kids hang onto mistakes, they often end up experiencing low confidence, frustration and poor performance.
When they dwell on their mistakes, they can’t focus in the moment or have fun playing sports because they become so angry with themselves.
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As a sports parent, what do you say to your youngster who has just experienced “the agony of defeat” for the first time in their very young career?
That kind of parental experience inspired sportswriter Sam Weinman to write a new book with the provocative title, WIN AT LOSING: How Our .... More »
Building upon Doug Abram’s superb column from earlier this week about the threat that videogames pose to our kids’ long-term health, I presented to the WFAN listening audience this straightforward question: knowing how popular videogaming has become in recent years with our kids, has it.... More »
It was back in October of 2013….close to two years ago….that I introduced you my WFAN audience to Steve Bandura of the Anderson Monarchs baseball team. And I approached Steve a few weeks ago to have him back on.
To me, Steve is one of those unsung American heroes who, for 20- years in South Phil.... More »
Many young athletes have a difficult time staying composed after making a mistake during competition. Check out the infographic below to help your athlete stay composed:
Please share the info graphic with other parents and coaches who you think would appreciate it. The graphic below will help you teach your athlete how to let go of mistakes and stay composed during competition…
In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about boosting confidence for competitions. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.
Here’s the question Dr…
To listen to the sports parenting podcast, click on the above arrow. Summertime means camps and summer programs for kids and in these podcast, my guest and I would like to give some suggestions to help you make those choices. In this episode I am featuring Keith Van Horn of Colorado Premier Basketball Club…