Concentration Tips For Young Athletes

Parents: Help Young Athletes Improve Focus Video

In the new video series “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions that deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have.

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Here’s the question Dr. Patrick Cohn answers this week:

Do your athletes focus too much on the outcome, score and statistics when they compete?

Dr. Cohn talks about the pitfalls of focusing too much on the outcome and why you want your athletes to have good mental preparation, including on how to focus on the process rather than thinking about the outcomes.

What’s the problem with focusing on the outcome?

Watch the video below, Sports Parents Success Video 8: Sports Concentration Tips For Young Athletes, to see what tips Dr. Cohn gives to sports parents to help their young athletes focus on the process.

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Help Your Young Athletes Improve Focus In Sports!

The Focused Sports Kid

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.

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.

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