It's Mothers Day once again. Time for spring sports, warmer weather, longer days, planting gardens, and, of course, watching kids play sports. Each year for the past seventeen years, MomsTEAM has published my Mother's Day Wish list. As you will see, many of the wishes on this year's list will look .... More »
To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 2 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on Time Management, Priorities, and Feeling Overwhelmed. My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, coun.... 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 »
Do Parents Expect Athlete to Not Make Mistakes?
Do your sports kids struggle with their composure or game after making mistakes? We receive this question a lot:
A coach asks:
“I coach a U16 girls team, and I find that while they are great athletically, they tend to fold under pressure and cru.... More »
Building Confidence in Youth Sports
A sports parent asks:
“I hear that it’s important to help kids set goals in sports. I’m not at all sure about how to go about this. Do you have any advice?”
Goal setting is essential in and out of sports.
A 1979 Harvard study illuminated this by t.... More »
Tired of the Status Quo in youth sports? Change starts with YOU and here’s my 4-part plan to help! If you’d like to know what I can do to help you have a great year of youth sports in 2017, click here to read about my 4-part plan. If you follow these steps, you will give…Read More
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Pregame Mental Preparation For Young Athletes
Just before a game or competition, kids need to be as mentally ready as possible.
However, it’s hard to do this when kids feel anxious, distracted, worried or tense about what’s about to happen.
This can undermine kids’ performance and confidence……