How To Help Young Athletes With Fear of Failure + MORE

How To Help Young Athletes With Fear of Failure + MORE

12 Signs That a Sports Parent Needs to Take 2 Steps Back + MORE

You don’t have to be a crazy sports parent to be a little too invested in your child’s youth sports experience. I was never seen as a whacko parent, but there were definitely times when I sensed that I was taking my kids’ games way too seriously. When I was thinking clearly enough .... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Inside the Mysterious World of Baseball Scouting

There was a time in which baseball scouts and associate scouts (aka “bird dogs”) were found everywhere at amateur games. High school games, college, summer leagues, Babe Ruth games, you name it. If a young man had a big game at the plate or on the mound, chances were good that somebody r.... More »
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How to Eat Healthy and Save Money When Traveling for Youth Sports + MORE

Have you figured out how to eat healthy when going to games and tournaments? Let’s be real. Life in busy sports families means that something has to give.What is that “something” for you? For many, mealtimes seem to suffer the most neglect. Travel teams and late afternoon or early.... More »

6 Ways to Give Your Athletes the Gift of Independence

Happy Independence Day! We celebrate this day in remembrance of our country breaking free from the control of Britain. But as parents, we struggle with the whole independence thing in our kids because our desire to be involved in their lives often keeps us from giving them the space to become autono.... More »
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How to Explain Mental Training to Young Athletes

Mental Game Coaching For Young Athletes A sport parent asks: “My son has been in a slump with all his baseball activities that he cannot seem to shake. He cannot communicate to us what he needs to help him and we don’t want him to fail even more. How do we help him understand?” To answ.... More »
10 Ways to Diminish Your Child’s Confidence in Youth Sports It’s no secret that confidence and mental toughness are vital to success in youth sports. In fact, even the most passionate of parents would probably agree with that conclusion. However, the problem is that many parents unknowingly destroy their child’s determination and courage with actions and […] The post 10 Ways to Diminish Your Child’s Confidence in Youth Sports appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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In “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions about sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr…

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