Performance is a Behavior, NOT an Outcome! + MORE

Performance is a Behavior, NOT an Outcome! + MORE
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How to Help Athletes Cope With Intense Coaches + MORE

Parents: Help Sports Kids Let go of Mistakes In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Kay about what she can do when her son freezes because the coach is really intense. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at and click on contact us to su.... More »

The “Power of Moments” in Youth Sports

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The “10,000 Hour Rule” And Young Athletes

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The “10,000 Hour Rule” is adapted from a classic 1993 publication from Anders Ericsson and is widely quoted a the number of hours one must deliberately pract.... More »
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Helping Sports Kids Set Goals

Building Confidence in Youth Sports A sports parent asks: “I hear that it’s important to help kids set goals in sports. I’m not at all sure about how to go about this. Do you have any advice?” Goal setting is essential in and out of sports. A 1979 Harvard study illuminated this by t.... More »

JJ Watt Quotes for Inspiration

These JJ Watt quotes will give you a taste of how the NFL star and humanitarian thinks. When Houston Texans’ defensive end Justin James Watt was able to raise over $33 million in relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, it fulfilled what his mother taught him as a child. Popularly known as JJ Watt, Ju.... More »

Performance is a Behavior, NOT an Outcome!


Last week I received the following email (edited for anonymity). We get calls and emails like this quite often from amazing, passionate coaches who are trying to make a difference. Take a read: Dear John, I’m currently a head football coach…I took over the program last January after being on staff for the previous 10
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Setting Team Goals as a Parent-Coach
A sports parent asks:
“As a parent and a coach, how should I handle performing both duties simultaneously to help all the kids as much as possible?”
Being a coach and parent can breed many issues that you need to be aware of from day one…
The first issue you need to tackle is the expectation that you’ll favor your child…

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