confidence in young athletes

The Importance of Positive Feedback for Young Athletes

How Choking Hurts Athletes’ Performance 

Rewarding Positive Behavior in Youth Sports Just how important is giving positive feedback to young athletes? For our Ultimate Sports Parent Radio show, we recently checked in with baseball coach Rob Gelphman about this topic. He says giving kids compliments, especially for making small achievements, like fielding a ground ball, … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How One Teen Uses Sports Psychology to Excel and Stay Calm

Youth Sports Psychology

Staying Calm in Youth Sports A recent LA Times story featured Marisa Berger, a 15-year-old high school student who takes part in the modern pentathlon, an Olympic sport during which she shoots guns, fences, swims, rides horses and runs–all in single day. Her goal is to become “the complete athlete,” … Read Sport Psychology Tip