Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure? – Peaksports Video + MORE

Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure? – Peaksports Video + MORE
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4 Tips for Pokemon Go Safety + MORE

A Guest Post from Amy Tiemann, PhD The new mobile game Pokémon Go has won the hearts and minds of millions of Americans with over 7 million downloads in its first week of release. This has happened so quickly that many parents are just catching up with this new craze. What makes this game diff.... More »
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How Sports Parents Can Motivate Kids Without Pressuring Them + MORE

Lisa Cohn here from The Ultimate Sports Parent. Just yesterday, my 7-year-old told me he didn’t want to go to gymnastics. He said he didn’t like doing the warm-up exercises and wasn’t going to go any more. But I know he loves his gymnastics class… I had a few options here. One, tell him.... More »
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How to Help Your Child Throughout Tryouts + MORE

School is starting back up soon and so are fall sports. This can be a stressful time of year for young athletes with summer sessions and team tryouts just a few weeks away. momsTEAM shared a few pieces of advice for parents with a child trying out for the team this year: Emphasize that winning a sp.... More »
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Can Sports Improve Young Athletes’ Self-Esteem? + MORE

Do Sports Help Self-Esteem? A sports parent writes: “My 12-year-old has always had low-self confidence and low self-esteem. My hope was that a competitive sport (baseball for us) could help him develop these but so far results (four years into the mission) are negative to neutral at best. How do .... More »

CTE: Media Continues To Be Ahead Of Science + MORE

The prevailing media narrative is that concussions or repetitive subconcussive blows "cause" chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), that CTE "causes" former athletes to commit suicide, and such causal links are proven scientific fact. read more.... More »

Why Kids Quit Sports

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“I just can’t take it anymore coach,” a talented but underperforming player named Kate told me a few years back. “I think I am done playing.” My mind went through all the reasons this might be happening: burnout, other interests, team dynamics, I was too hard on her, the gamut. What could it be? “It’s […

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Motivation in youth sports  is not an exact science; trying to figure out what works with each child athlete is more like an art form. It’s trial and error–a learning process for parents as much as it is for kids because every child is different and every child responds differently to motivational tactics…

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kids football tournaments 1430938800 2055497465 Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure? – Peaksports Video + MOREIn “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about why athletes choke or under perform in competition. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast…

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Kevin Delaney, the editor in chief of Quartz, says in a Digiday Podcast interview that the 800-word article has got to go.
As Digiday’s Brian Morrissey notes, Delaney wrote many 800-word pieces during his 12 years with the Wall Street Journal. Now, though, Delaney sees the form as a problem in digital media, because digital media isn’t newspapers:

What people read online, when you look at the data, is shorter stuff that’s focused, creative and social with a really good headline…

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