When Athletes Compare Themselves to Others

When Athletes Compare Themselves to Others

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When Athletes Compare Themselves to Others

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Helping Young Athletes Focus On Their Talents
A sports parent says:
“My son is very tentative when playing basketball. He always has his eye on what others are doing—his teammates and his opponents. How can we help him play with more confidence?”
This young athlete likely struggles with a common mental-game challenge:
He makes too many comparisons to teammates and competitors…

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