Sports Parents: Help Kids Improve Focus
In our last tip, we shared a video with you on the top distractions young athletes face in sports.
Today, we have a follow up video—again produced by Dr. Cohn:
This short video describes the critical steps to helping your athletes learn how to refocus when distracted. And that’s our philosophy.
Your athlete will lose focus at times during practice and competition. There is no doubt about it.
If your sports kids are human, which we know they are, they’ll get sidetracked.
But here is the key mental skill:
They need to quickly recognize they are off task and quickly refocus. That’s the difference between success and making mental mistakes.
Dr. Cohn walks you through the steps to help you teach your kids how to get back on track quickly in his new video.
Watch the video below:
Stay tuned. More coming soon about how to ensure your kids focus, get in the zone, and perform at the top of their abilities.
P.S. If you missed the first video on the top distractions young athletes face, go here:
Want to learn more about how to help kids boost their focusing skills?
We’ve got a great program for you called “The Focused Sports Kid: A 7-Day Plan for Boosting Concentration and Success.”
The Focused Sports Kid is a 7-day focusing plan for sports parents and young athletes that helps kids overcome distractions that can hurt kids’ performance in youth sports.
The Focused Sports Kid is two programs in one. There’s a manual and CD for parents/coaches, and a workbook/CD for young athletes.
In addition to learning how to identify their distractions and deal with them, young athletes learn about how and why to focus on sports-specific “performance cues” that will help them feel more confident and excel in sports. Parents/coaches also learn about these all-important performance cues and why they should help kids focus on them.
What are parents and coaches saying about our program?
“Helped Our Daughter Tremendously”
“We just completed the first ten tips, it has helped tremendously for (our daughter) and us. We’ve learned to keep our behavior and comments in check. She’s letting mistakes happen and not worrying about them, she’s now just moves on to the next play with the same attitude as before the mistakes. She’s playing more aggressively all game. Her coach even mentioned that whatever we are doing, keep doing because it’s working.”
~Scott, Sports Dad
Help Young Athletes Overcome Perfectionist Challenges in Sports!
Sports Parents’ Top Dilemma: Helping Young Athletes Kick Perfectionism And Fear of Failure will walk you through the problem and arm you with practical solutions.
The Sports Parents’ Top Dilemma is a two part program. It includes:
- A 23 page E-book that identifies the challenge, explains why it is harmful to young athletes and gives step-by-stop sports psychology tips for helping kids.
- A 21 page kids’ sports psychology workbook that is intended to help you kids identify beliefs and expectations that are the root of perfectionism.
Now you can learn how to help young athletes overcome the difficult cycle of perfectionism, fear of failure and loss of confidence!
What are parents saying?
“Performed without Fear and Focus on the Process”
“The Ultimate Sports Parent Workbook Program totally changed our families approach to sports and I am so very grateful. My boys 7 and 10 are able to deal better with negative coaches, perform without fear, and focus way less results and focus better the process. One boy was amazingly able to regain composure and end the season with a positive attitude. I am on your web site all the time and am currently beginning The Confident Athlete series.”
~Sarah Bateman, Sports Parent