How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun?
A sport parent asks:
“My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »
Motivating Young Athletes Without Pressuring Them
In our survey of more than 3,000 sports parents, the top challenge cited by parents of young athletes is this:
How can I help my kids get the most of out sports without pressuring them?
In the survey, 68.7 percent of respondents named this issue as a.... More »
My Dad — Hall of Fame Sportscaster Bob Wolff – passed away two weeks ago at the age of 96.
My father was one of those rare individuals who knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life. He loved sports, and he loved talking about them on the air. And he not only had the good fortune .... More »
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Girls and women in sports like to focus on relationships, while boys and men are less likely to do this, says Joan Steidinger, author of “Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete.”
But while focusing on relationships has many pluses—kids who do this are likely to be good team players, for example—girls are often criticized by coaches for this trait, she says…
Are your kids in a struggle right now in sports? When my kids were playing sports in high school, I remember sharing my frustration with a friend. It was hard watching them struggle through their challenges. My friend wisely commented, “The strongest kids I’ve seen are the ones who things don’t come to easily…
In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about the key to composure in sports. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.
Do you have young athletes that get angry or frustrated and lose their composure either in practice or competition?
Today I’m going to help teach you how you can teach your kids to stay more composed when they go compete or when they practice…