The MOST important time for kids to be focused and confident is just before competition. However, before competition is when kids feel anxious, distracted, worried and tense about outcomes. Feeling this way can undermine athletes confidence and performance.
With our pregame mental preparation program, young athletes, parents and coaches learn how to identify classic mental game traps kids fall into before a game and how to avoid them. Parents and coaches learn to identify what they may say or do that contributes to such challenges before a game, and get tips for boosting kids’ pregame confidence rather than inadvertently hurting their confidence.
In the program, kids listen to a ten-minute audio program just before each competition that teaches them a specific mental game skill. Simply load the audio onto their mp3 player or your phone before a game (we provide you with instructions on how to do so).
Along with the program, the parents’ and coaches’ manual helps you support your young athletes’ mental game before a competition.
Kids learn eight mental preparation skills along with parents and coaches:
- Manage their expectations
- Focus on the process
- Take charge of their confidence
- Trust in their training and win ugly
- Let go of mistakes
- Stop worrying about what others think
- Cope with pregame pressure
- Use pregame jitters to their advantage