Do Your Sports Kids Lack Self-Confidence?
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 subm.... More »
On September 13, 2016, coaches and youth sports leaders around the world will participate in Team Up Day, a day designed to focus on cutting down on youth sports concussions. The straightforward, but powerful goal of Team Up Day is to make sure as many athletes as possible hear a simple speech. Th.... More »
Breaking bad habits is like building muscle; it takes time and persistence. This short video gives some very practical steps on how to break bad habits. You can break those bad parenting habits with a little work! In order to break the bad, you need to replace with new. My new book, 11 Habits of Ha.... More »
We have inadvertently created a problem for our kids over the last 20-25 years, and why I understand why travel team programs share a lot of the blame, I also feel that ambitious Moms and Dads have had a major role in allowing this problem to grow.
I’m talking about the reality that in just ab.... More »
There was a recent study published headlined by a medical professor at Northwestern University who says that girls who play HS soccer suffer a much higher incidence of concussions than boys do – even those boys who play HS football.
As you might imagine, I was somewhat stunned by this. After all, .... More »
Coaches often utter the words “believe in yourself” to young people struggling with self-confidence. But what does it mean to believe in yourself? And why is it so important to the development of healthy and successful youth?
No one in the world of psychology is better known for the study of what these words mean than former Stanford professor Albert Bandura…
What is collective impact? And how can it make a difference for children and teens?
Collective impact is a relatively new term and strategy for helping communities effect positive social change. For example, most communities offer a variety of support to young people through after-school programs, services, internships, etc…
As a Sports Performance Consultant and author I get this question A LOT, especially from parents of young athletes who are trying to figure out the best approach to handling their son’s or daughter’s wins, losses, and overall approach to competition.
So is it good or bad? The answer is YES!
Competition can be good or bad depending upon the adults involved…
(Thanks to Pendulum Studios for allowing us to share their great photo — it looks gorgeous!) So often, many of the youth sports-related news we deliver here is sad — there’s no two ways around it. Between costs, injuries, and potential elitism, it’s fair to say that country-wide press about the topic usually isn’t positive…
The phrase “family values” conjures an array of reactions in today’s politically charged world. And that’s a shame. Because whether our family values are conservative or liberal shouldn’t really change the ideals we hold for raising and educating our children.
Family values have far too long been associated with one’s political agenda, particular in the United States…