Mental Training For Sports Kids
Want to know one of the best gifts you can give sports kids for the holidays?
You can help them understand the power of mental training. When kids have a strong mental game, they’re more confident, enjoy sports more, and are more likely to perform well.
Truth is, lots of sports kids think mental training won’t help them. Or they’re afraid to look into it. They think they’ll look weak, or will have to submit to being analyzed by a psychologist while sitting on a couch.
As you know, however, these myths aren’t true.
It’s critical to help kids understand just how much they can benefit from mental training—in sports and life. Many of the tips kids get from mental training will also benefit them in school and extracurricular activities.
For example, mental training helps kids understand how to refocus when they’re distracted. This refocusing skill can benefit them when they’re taking tests at school or auditioning for a play.
Here’s what professional athletes have to say about the power of a strong mental game:
“When I say winning is an attitude, that’s what I mean. No one ever got anywhere, accomplished anything, or survived any amount of ill luck, by being negative.”
~ Pat Summit
“The mind is the strongest thing in our body. And if you tell your mind you’re going to fail, you’re going to fail.”
~ Mark McGwire
Here’s just one myth we can bust for you:
Kids say that hard work and training help them do well in sports—not mental training.
Many traditional coaches say this. It’s true that performing well requires hard work and dedication. But that’s not all.
It’s important for kids to understand when and why they’re playing well. That’s where mental training comes in.
In addition, even if they apply lots of hard work and dedication to their sport, kids may find that their game or performance doesn’t always go as planned. For example, they might perform great in practice, but under perform in competition.
They need mental training to understand why and how to fix this problem.
Want to learn more about how to help kids embrace mental training?
At Kids’ Sports Psychology, exclusive members have access to an e-book, “Helping Young Athletes Embrace Mental Training.” They can check it out here:
Helping Young Athletes Embrace Mental Training
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