How To Stay Calm and Composed in Competition + MORE

How To Stay Calm and Composed in Competition + MORE

March Madness Terms: Understanding The Big Dance

The NCAA Basketball Tournament is a big deal, and understanding March Madness terms will help you talk conversationally with most basketball fans. The annual, three-week NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament accounts for over 85% of the NCAA’s annual revenues. It’s estimated that some $9 bil.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Why Running Track is Good for Your Child in So Many Ways

In what has become something of a tradition on NYC Marathon Sunday, I like to spend an hour talking on the air with long-time running coach, Joel Pasternack who is based in northern New Jersey. Joel is a veteran of many marathons, having competed and done very well in his races back in the day. I li.... More »

Understanding the 2018 World Cup + MORE

The 2018 World Cup is upon us. Every four years the world’s 32 best national soccer teams gather for a tourney that captures global attention like no other event. 2018 FIFA World Cup Guide The Super Bowl and NBA finals are fine American traditions whose worldwide popularity pales in comparison. Th.... More »
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Why Perfectionist Sports Kids Aren’t So Perfect + MORE

What’s The Problem With Perfectionism? Perfectionist sports kids show up to practice on time and work hard to improve their skills. Coaches like them because they follow directions. Sounds perfect, right? But there’s a problem with perfectionist sports kids—often, both in sports and life..... More »

10 Things Every Sports Parent Must Have

Dear Sports parent, let me start by saying this: I am not writing this post for any advertisers. I’m not using any affiliate links. This information is purely based on 21 years of sports parenting, on what I did have, and what I wished I had. Let me save you the agony of trying to...Read .... 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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