Why is it so Important for Your Child to Learn to Fight For Himself? + MORE

Why is it so Important for Your Child to Learn to Fight For Himself? + MORE

3 Exercises to Develop Winning Concentration + MORE

Your ability to focus on what's important and let go of everything else is absolutely essential to reaching your potential as an athlete. If you concentrate on the wrong things at the wrong time, you'll never perform to your true potential!   Concentration is one of the KEY mental skills responsi.... More »

5 Ways to Find Joy as a Sports Parent + MORE

Do you find that your days are flying by all too quickly because you’re so busy? When this happens it’s easy to forget to “smell the roses” along the way. Parents are especially susceptible to this because raising kids is probably the most demanding job ever. Who even has the.... More »

3 Life Skills that Playing Sports will Teach Your Child

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. Perhaps you’ve heard over and over about the life skills that playing sports will teach your child. I believe very strongly that it offers a golden opportunity for parents and coaches to help d.... More »
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How Do You Know if Your Athlete Has Burnout?

Burnout in Young Athletes In the the video series “Sessions With Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions that deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to .... More »
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Help Young Athletes Cope With Pressure
A parent asks, “What are two simple things that I can say to (my player) before the game that will help and not create stress?”
Just before a game, tell your young athletes to avoid thinking about the score or the outcome.
When kids focus on the score, the win or their stats, they will feel the stress or pressure of wanting to win…

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