How To Stay Calm and Composed in Competition + MORE

How To Stay Calm and Composed in Competition + MORE

CoachUp Team Spotlight: Jack Harris + MORE

Although he’s off on a cruise right now and we’re very jealous in chilly Boston, we wanted to highlight one of our wonderful interns, Jack. He’s been with us since January, offering his current student-athlete perspective wherever he can. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jack has .... More »
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Drill of the Week: Shooting The Free Throw + MORE

In the NBA, the battle over free throws rages on as hack-a techniques are getting more popular by the day. With Dwight Howard, DeAndre Jordan, and Andre Drummond getting intentionally forced to shoot free throws can be an absolute nightmare. While the league has made strides in stopping some version.... More »

New Coach, Teacher, Friends, School? 5 Steps to Helping Your Child Handle Change + MORE

This post is sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to make back-to-school sports as easy as possible by providing the best tools to help teams and parents run their organizations smoothly. As a new school year gets under way, your child may have to handle change in more than one .... More »

LEGAL CONCERNS: Residency Rules in School Districts Need to be Crystal Clear + MORE

What in the world is going on with the Wayne Hills HS football program over in NJ? For those of you in NJ who already follow HS football, chances are you already know the story. But for everyone else, let me see if I can summarize this briefly. The Wayne Hills football team — which is a large .... More »

SPORTS PARENTING: Is It Okay for Our Young Athletes to Fail in Sports?

As many of you know, I was on vacation last week. That break gave me some time to catch up on a lot of email and articles, and during my time off, one parenting column in particular – written by a parenting reporter from CNN, Kelly Wallace —  caught my eye. The column’s headline was: Why .... 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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