Sports Parents Mental Coaching
Jennifer sought our help with some tough challenges about her son, who just started playing tackle football:
“He lacks confidence because he’s the smallest on the team. He doesn’t respond appropriately to criticism. His confidence sinks when he feels as if he’s not playing “perfectly.”
We invited Jennifer to join us on “Sports Parents’ Coach,” a new live coaching program at Kid’s Sports Psychology. We answer sports parents’ questions about how to address such challenges.
Read on to learn about some of the important tips we gave Jennifer and to learn how you can take part in our new Sports Parents’ Coach coaching program!
First, we listened to Jennifer’s story and uncovered a few of the underlying issues that might be contributing to her son’s lack of confidence…
For example, Jennifer’s husband comes from a long line of gifted athletes and casts a pretty big shadow. As a result, the boy has adopted high expectations, and is trying to practice and perform perfectly.
First of all, we addressed the boy’s lacking confidence because of his size and height. What do you tell a kid who’s the shortest on his team?
Tell him he needs to take stock of and appreciate his talents and stop comparing himself to others. He should create a list of his positive attributes, which may include speed, teamwork, enthusiasm and leadership.
As for the boy’s perfectionism, it’s critical to make him feel comfortable making mistakes….
To borrow a Positive Coaching Alliance term, Jennifer and her husband need to tell their son to “flush” away his mistakes and move on. When he makes mistakes, they could simply make a “flushing” motion.
What other tips did we give Jennifer? We shared all of the tips we gave her with our members at Kids’ Sports Psychology. If you are a member, you too can listen to the entire coaching session by visiting:
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For the rest of October, if you become an exclusive member of Kids’ Sports Psychology, we’re offering you a special opportunity: you’ll get a free coaching session just like Jennifer’s.
The recording of your live coaching session (via teleconference) will be posted on Kids’ Sports Psychology. Don’t worry, we don’t have to use your full name in the interview.
We have to limit this special coaching opportunity to 20 new members… So we suggest you “reserve” your live coaching today.
What do our readers and members say about our resources? Nearly each week, we receive a compliment about how we help sports kids make the most of their potential and help sports parents learn new skill.
“Love your emails!” was the compliment we received most recently.
Join Kids’ Sports Psychology in October and get a free coaching session with us! This offer is only good until the end of the month or for the first 20 new members to enroll.
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