Helping Sports Kids Focus
There are so many ways sports kids get distracted when they’re playing sports or performing.
For example, they might worry about what their friends, parents, or coaches are thinking of them.
Worrying about what others think is a huge distraction. Think about it. When kids are focused on such worries, how can they concentrate on using their hard-earned skills to make that shot, block that offensive player or communicate well with teammates?
The trick here is to teach kids to first identify that they’re distracted by such worries, and help them focus on mini-goals—small, achievable goals that keep their mind focused on the game.
For example, they might concentrate on making good shots at the goal.
Here’s another one: Kids get distracted by unexpected events, such as rain, snow, puddles, bees and barking dogs.
Again, they stop focusing on the game, and their mind wanders….
Next thing you know, their game suffers and their confidence sinks.
In this case, kids need to be mentally prepared for such surprises. They need to know how to continue focusing, even when they’re taken off guard.
Young athletes can learn the Three R’s of refocusing.
They need to Recognize if they’re off-task, Regroup by telling themselves to stop and prepare to refocus, and finally, they need to Refocus by pointing their attention back to executing their skills.
Many parents and sports kids don’t understand that they can actually hone their focusing skills. And when they hone their skills, they learn not only how to avoid distractions, but how to get into “the zone” and play with extreme confidence!
Help your sports kids boost their focus, improve their confidence, and get in the zone!
Help Your Young Athletes Improve Focus In Sports!
Are your young athletes easily distracted by people shouting on the sidelines? Do they obsess over their mistakes? Do they worry about what people think of them?
These issues will cause their concentration and performance to suffer!
The Focused Sports Kid helps kids overcome distractions that can hurt their performance in sports.
This is a 7-day program for sports parents and kids to discover secrets to helping young athletes improve focus and concentration!
The Focused Sports Kid program is actually two programs: one for sports parents/coaches that provides mental game tips especially designed for parents and coaches, and for young athletes, ages 8 to 12, that will walk them through 7 simple lessons in mental focus in sports.
What are parents and coaches saying?
“I read your report and prepared a one-page summary for my team. I asked the team to attend a 10am training session on Saturday before the final on Sunday. (I told parents) they must obtain the one-page summary handout from me and ask a parent to read it to them until they understood what it meant…My boys succeeded! We beat a team that no one could beat during the year, that was coached by a former professional player that had sons of former Professional players in the team and as a result of believing in themselves, they won. In my humble opinion , I look beyond the game and hope the kids have learned a lesson in life that you really can do almost anything if you put your mind to it. We salute you and the wonderful work you do.”
~Anthony (Tony) Costa, coach
“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?
“My wife and I immediately applied your tips and luckily we got a fast response. Our 16-year-old daughter reads like a case study for lack of confidence. She matches the profile your e-book describes: high technical ability and successful in soccer practice but looks like she forgets how to play in games!”
~Glenn G. New Jersey
“After listening to a couple of your podcasts and reading your “10 tips to confidence in youth sports,” most of the challenges you make note of apply to my 14-year-old son. He’s got all the physical ability, but the more mistakes he makes, the worse it seems to get. So reading and listening to your information has been so helpful and validates what I have observed in him for the past few months. Thank you so much!”
~Brenda Felder, Everett, WA