We recently spoke with KC Wilder, a former collegiate All-American in cycling, a mental training coach and Positive Coaching Alliance trainer.
Young athletes are likely to be happier in a positive environment, says Wilder, who is also a sports mom.
“We are raising confidence and lowering anxi.... More »
This post is sponsored by N’visible patch, a safe and effective way to protect your kids from but bites when playing outdoors. With spring here and summer fast approaching, playing outdoors is an everyday event. Outdoor athletes face unique challenges as they not only battle sports opponents, th.... More »
Please forgive me if I have the word evacuate on my mind; I’ve been hearing it a lot lately here in Southwest Florida. When to evacuate has been a huge topic of discussion ever since we got wind of Hurricane Irma’s coming. Did you evacuate? Where did you evacuate to? How long were yo.... More »
If you are a sports parent and have been reading my website for awhile, you know that I’m a firm believer that youth sports teaches kids lessons they will carry with them for life, if coaches and parents provide positive leadership that takes full advantage of the opportunity for character gro.... More »
Making a half-court shot with a gym filled with students is no small feat. Making the shot off the bounce adds another degree of difficulty. A Minnesota mom, Angela Ramey, accomplished this and won 1/2 of a year’s tuition for her daughter Grace in the process.
Angela notes that she said a pray.... More »
With fall sports seasons gearing up into full swing, we wanted to alert you to some of the tools that can help out sports team parents, booster clubs, team captains and coaches. Helping to organize and manage a a sport at any level, requires some work and patience. We’ve attempted to make things easier for you with a set of resources that you can tap into for everything from slogan ideas for a team sweat shirt to practice plans and award certificates…
In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about gaining confidence in sports. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.
Here’s the question Dr…
Finally, there is an answer to the long-discussed runner’s high and the impending euphoria that goes with it — and its name is irisin. This hormone is directly released into the bloodstream, which is often why athletes may feel strong and invincible during or just following any intense workout, run, or game…
“I can’t make three-pointers.”
“I can’t keep that big guy from scoring.”
“I can’t score goals with my left foot.”
“I can’t” statements hurt kids’ confidence. This is called negative thinking, and it’s a mental game no-no. Lots of kids embrace this kind of thinking when they’re playing sports…