How Parents Can Help Young Athletes Improve Focus + MORE

How Parents Can Help Young Athletes Improve Focus + MORE

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Do Your Athletes Have Pregame Jitters or Performance Anxiety? + MORE

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5 Things Coaches Need to Teach Their Captive Audience

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6 Tips for Raising Independent Children

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Where Does Sports Kids’ Pressure Come From? + MORE

Coaches & Friends, Not Parents, Pressure Sports Kids, Says Study The number of kids playing team sports is dropping quickly… To understand the factors behind this drop off, Yellowbrick Treatment Program surveyed 1,000 Americans about pressure in youth sports, says Matt Zajechowski, senior.... More »
MLS needs to embrace data analytics, but they can’t afford it For decades, the nature of strategy and tactics relied mostly on perception, superstition, and a gut-feeling of potential promise. While these methods of destruction were feasible for the passionate fans or stubborn managers, it oftentimes lead to less favorable results…

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Concentration Tips For Young Athletes
Parents, do your kids focus on the score, their statistics, or other outcomes in sports?
If so, you can help them avoid the problems associated with these types of focus.
When kids focus too much on the outcome, they can’t concentrate on the process. In addition, if they focus too much on the outcome, they’ll get easily frustrated when things aren’t going the way they want them to…

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