How To Stay Calm and Composed in Competition + MORE

How To Stay Calm and Composed in Competition + MORE
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Lionel Messi and the Will to Compete + MORE

Lionel Messi lay battered on the turf. As he raised his head from the grass, he spit out a mouthful of blood and a tooth. He’d just taken an elbow to the face, one of many kicks, elbows, and bruises he would endure that day. Soon after another player was given a red card for The post Lionel Messi .... More »

ABUSIVE COACHES: The Ongoing Issue of Entitlement with Volunteer Coaches + MORE

Entitlement is another one of those relatively new concepts in youth sports that really didn’t exist when most of today’s sports parents were growing up. Like the concept of travel teams, or burnout, or repetitive use injuries, coaching entitlement is one of those  issues that has sprung up.... More »
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Football Under Assault- But Good News About Heads Up Tackling

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed an alarmingly high percentage of brains of deceased football players had fin.... More »
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

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 »

DANGERS OF THROWING CURVE BALLS: An Interview with Jeff Passan, Best-selling Author of THE ARM + MORE

Over the years, I have received lots of requests from my WFAN listeners regarding booking guests for this show, but I have to admit, I received more requests for a book called THE ARM than for any other author. THE ARM, which is subtitled Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commod.... More »
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You may wonder why sports kids need to be freed from being perfectionists.
After all, perfectionist athletes work hard, show up on time, and listen to their coaches.
But here’s the downside of all that hard work: Perfectionists are so hard on themselves that they are their own worst enemies.
They hold high expectations for themselves, and get frustrated when they can’t meet those expectations…

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How To Stay Calm and Composed in Competition


kids football tournaments 1450911853 716123209 How To Stay Calm and Composed in Competition + MOREIn “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about staying calm and composed in competition. Visit and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.
Do you tend to get upset and frustrated with teammates when your teammates make a mistake?
In this video I’m going to talk about how you can let go of mistakes or stay composed and stay calm if your teammates aren’t being perfect…

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