Helping Young Athletes Perform Well in Tryouts

Helping Young Athletes Perform Well in Tryouts

Sports Psychology Secrets: Taking a Moment to Reflect on Serena Williams’ Meltdown at the US Open

Like millions of sports viewers worldwide, I happened to tune into the finals of the women’s tennis championship at the US Open yesterday – and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. If you haven’t seen the video by now (although I assume if you follow sports, you probably hav.... More »
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Can A Concussion Increase Lower Extremity Injury Risk?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Athletes who’ve had a concussion might have subtle alterations in eye movement or balance even after their symptoms are gone The differences in eye movement or.... More »
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Are Your Athletes Self-Motivated or Driven by Parents? + MORE

How to Help Sports Kids Be Self-Motivated A sports parent asks: “How can I help my son learn how to be self-motivated so that he can improve his tennis game?” Dan Coyle, the author of “The Talent Code,” argues that you have to help your children by cultivating their passion..... More »
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Finding a Balanced Level of Involvement as a Sports Parent + MORE

How to Be a Supportive Sports Parent, Not a Pushy Sports Parent A sports parent asks: “How can I help my children really own their own sports experience?” Sports parents can sometimes forget that the sports experience should belong to their children. When parents are too intrusive, cont.... More »

Helping Young Athletes Perform Well in Tryouts

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How to Show Composure, Not Perfection in Tryouts
A sports parent says:
“My Bantam AAA hockey player is in the mist of tryouts and is having stumbling blocks in his tryouts over hitting and performing during the tryout games. He is just not performing at his best and is getting very stressed. We have been trying visualization, breathing techniques and playing in the moment…

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