Parents: Help Kids Boost Pregame Concentration
Just before kids compete, they need to focus as much as possible on what’s happening right now, not on the past or future.
They will do better if they can avoid focusing on common distractions–what others think of them, the score, the win, or pa.... More »
How to Introduce Sports Psychology to Young Athletes
In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Mike about how you can introduce mental coaching to your sports kids.
Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit y.... More »
Tournaments, Tanking Games, and Hating Yourself in the Morning
By Doug Abrams
Youth sports tournaments can bring out the best in players, but sometimes the worst in their coaches. Too often, we read or hear about coaches who scheme to deliberately lose a tournament game, hoping to position.... More »
“My daughter and I had to miss her grandfather’s funeral when she was 12 for a cheerleading competition.” I had to read that twice to be sure what I was reading. This was an actual comment we received recently on Facebook. We receive a lot of heartbreaking stories from readers, but this one se.... More »
When our daughter Sarah was in 7th grade, her Latin Class held student chariot races—reenacting a sport that began in ancient Greece. Sarah’s goal was to build the best chariot so she and her team could win the competition. It was a fun school project, and one that had the potential to help Sara.... More »
Often, we receive emails from sports parents confessing they did the opposite of what we recommend in our programs and online tips.
Like their kids, they can be very hard on themselves. They focus on their mistakes and can’t seem to get their minds off them.
Today we want to stress: Everyone makes mistakes…
As the sports season winds down at the high school I am finally getting to the various emails I have received. I do truly enjoy the many stories and questions I get here, often times they are very learned for me; which translates to more information for you the reader. I picked out one such […]