When Kids Play Better in Practice Than Games

When Kids Play Better in Practice Than Games
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Building Confidence in Young Athletes

Helping Sports Kids Overcome the Fear of Making Mistakes A sports parent asks: “My daughter is 13 years old and is currently playing basketball. She is very athletic and has natural abilities but just doesn’t know it or use it. Her confidence level is not there. She gets in a game and j.... More »

3 Ways to Deal With Young Athletes Who Complain and Whine

Do you often have to listen to young athletes who complain? As a parent, one of the most annoying moods to put up with is that of a whining child. It used to drive me crazy, but it’s the source of the whining that should be the most bothersome for parents. When your child whines,...Read M.... More »

Free Printable Training Journal Page for Girls

Back by popular demand!! A few years ago I created a fun printable sports journal page for girls to keep track of their workouts and practices. Recently I have had quite a few requests for the file again. Download the free printable training journal page for girls (or anyone, really). What you need.... More »

Screen Time and Athletes: What Should a Parent Do?

This post contains affiliate links. Screen time and athletes is a nagging issue that parents have to deal with today. Too much screen time for kids isn’t life-threatening, but the effects of digital media abuse can add up over the years and turn into bad habits that become harder and harder for pa.... More »

BOOK REVIEW: Introducing SECRETS OF SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY REVEALED…

Today is the day I’m going to talk about sports psychology. Many of you know me as primarily focusing on sports parenting issues, having written youth sports columns for a decade for Sports Illustrated, and of course, doing my Sports Edge show on WFAN Radio for the last 20 years. But before I went.... More »

When Kids Play Better in Practice Than Games

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A sports parent asks:
“My child is consistently amazing in practice, his coach tells me he’s one of the best practice players on the team, but he freezes up when game time comes! What can I do to help this?”
When kids under perform in competition (compared to practice), this is the number one reason they might need mental training…

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