Bullying in Sports

Why You Should Worry About Bullies in Sports…

Youth Sports Psychology

Bullying Problems in Youth Sports Sports parents, you need to worry about bullies in youth sports. Why? Because bullies permeate the youth sports scene, and kids don’t like to talk about being bullied… Athletes are embarrassed – and often won’t tell their parents, coaches or friends that they’re being harassed, … Read Sport Psychology Tip

College Sports and Bully Coaches: Rutgers’ Rice Fired

The Power of Pregame Visualization

Staying Tough in The Face of Bully Coaches We’ve warned you over and over that it’s critical to protect your young athletes from bullying in youth sports. The firing this week of Mike Rice, Rutgers basketball coach, for physically kicking players, throwing balls at them, and verbally abusing them is … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Sports Mom Fights Bully Coach and Changes the System

Athletes who dwell on mistakes after games

What to Do When Your Sports Kid is Bullied By Coach Holly didn’t realize until it was much too late that her swimmer son was being bullied by his coach… By the time Holly understood what was going on, her top-rated son quit his team and gave up his dream … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Dealing With Coaches Who Humiliate Sports Kids

Youth Sports Psychology

How to Handle Bully Coaches Parents, if your kids are being humiliated, harassed, intimidated or threatened by a coach, don’t hang around waiting for things to get better. It’s up to you to take action. We’ve found that too many parents tolerate unacceptable behavior from their sports kids’ coaches because … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Protecting Athletes From Bully Coaches

Youth Sports Psychology

Bully Coaches in Youth Sports What’s the biggest complaint we get from sports parents? Bully coaches. These are coaches who scream at, intimidate, harass or scare young athletes—usually in the name of motivating them to perform better. Read on to learn about how to protect your kids from being hurt … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How to Deal With Difficult/Bully Coaches [Podcast]

Ultimate Sports Parent Podcast

Handling Bully Coaches in Youth Sports Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Christopher Hickey, executive director of the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education. In this week’s Ultimate Sports Parents podcast: Hickey talks about how parents can deal with difficult or bully coaches. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides … Read Sport Psychology Tip