When Young Athletes Struggle With Self-Doubt

When Young Athletes Struggle With Self-Doubt
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The summer heat has finally arrived. And when it’s this hot, I think about the National Pastime. That’s because I recall how much fun and enjoyment I had playing baseball as a kid in the youth leagues, HS, in college, and in the pro’s.And also when I coached college ball. Problem is….... More »
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Certificates for Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball and More + MORE

Our certificates for youth sports are a great way to recognize players and coaches. Many youth sports are year round experiences. But, some winter sports are winding down or are completely over for teams. If you’re a coach in youth sports or a team parent, or maybe just an interest sports pare.... More »

When Young Athletes Struggle With Self-Doubt

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Helping Young Athletes Overcome Negative Beliefs
It’s common for young athletes to struggle with doubt and negative thoughts about their performance.
They tell themselves that:

They aren’t good enough.
They can’t beat the competition.
They’re going to let down their coaches, parents, and fellow players…

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