pressure in sports

How To Motivate Your Young Athletes Without Pressuring Them

The Power of Pregame Visualization

Kids’ Motivation in Sports Your sports kids may show a fair amount of talent, but are seemingly not interested in meeting their potential. Many sports parents want to know how to motivate their kids, yet not pressure them. You’re unsure how much time you should spend reminding your kids that they … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Sports Kids Who Feel Pressure To Make Parents Happy

Building Confidence in Young Athletes

One important challenge for sports kids today is a phenomenon called social approval. Young athletes often worry too much about what others may or may not be thinking about them. Young athletes want other to hold them in high esteem: They want to be accepted, respected, or liked by others. … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Confessions of a Sports Mom Who Fueled Her Son’s Perfectionism

Youth Sports Psychology

Sports Kids And High Expectations Lisa Cohn here from The Ultimate Sports Parent. I’m here to make a confession… When my son was in 9th grade, he’d often begin a basketball game with sky-high expectations. He was generally a successful player, and coaches and peers expected a lot from him. … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Redefining Winning for Young Athletes

Youth Sports Psychology

Changing Sports Kids’ Focus Young athletes want to feel like winners – whether or not they are always scoring and beating their opponents. Sports parents can help their kids feel good about their experiences simply by taking the focus off the win. David Jacobson, a spokesman for the Positive Coaching … Read Sport Psychology Tip