Helping Sports Kids Take Confidence to Games
A sports parent asks:
“My child is consistently amazing in practice, his coach tells me he’s one of the best practice players on the team, but he freezes up when game time comes! What can I do to help this?”
When kids under perform in comp.... More »
I’ve given this a great deal of thought, and of all the crucial issues confronting youth and amateur sports, I think the growing concern of coping with unrealistic parental expectations may be at the very epicenter of all the problems that coaches and parents face today.
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I tell ambitious sports parents all the time that in order for their child to become a top professional athlete, they need only two ingredients:
God-given talent, and a superior drive to compete.
While that may sound overly simplistic, the truth is, in my experience in sports, you can often find a y.... More »
Sports parenting mistakes will happen all along the journey, but there are errors that new sports moms and dads tend to make simply because they are inexperienced in the youth sports world. When I look back to my rookie days as a sports mom, I cringe at some of the early mistakes I made. I...Read.... More »
Got a child who is a perfectionist? Who comes home too hard on him or herself after making mistakes in a game or practice? Who always focuses on what went wrong instead of what went right? Is your child struggling with being too hard on him or herself? Are you at a loss to know...Read More
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While I Was at Practice, My Mom Did All the Hard Work For Mother’s Day we asked Caroline Burke, a recently-graduated D-1 rower from the University of Virginia, to tell us about her experiences playing sports and the impact her mother had along the way. Caroline started rowing in high school during her sophomore year at […]
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Help Young Athletes Let Go Of High Expectations
When athletes are composed under pressure and can let go of mistakes quickly, they’re more likely to feel more in control and perform well.
In fact, like a lot of the mental skills we talk about, they can transfer this important skill from sports to other areas of their lives…
PARENTS: DO YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO FEEL AND PERFORM LIKE A WINNER?
If yes, then do the right thing here! Sit down with your child BEFORE they begin their competitive sports experience or RIGHT NOW and read together this PARENT – CHILD AGREEMENT, then sign it and commit to closely following its’ principles…