Help Young Athletes Let Go Of High Expectations
When athletes are composed under pressure and can let go of mistakes quickly, they’re more likely to feel more in control and perform well.
In fact, like a lot of the mental skills we talk about, they can transfer this important skill from sports to other areas of their lives.
However, many kids lose their temper and composure after mistakes.
But you can help your young athletes have more composure when they feel out of control–rather than benching them or threaten to take them out of sports.
The first step is to identify the mental game issues that make it difficult for athletes to feel composed.
Let’s take an example of a mental-game challenge that causes kids to lose composure:
They can’t manage their own over-the-top expectations.
These kids often have high expectations about performance that can limit their potential.
These kids often get frustrated and lose composure when they don’t meet their high expectations–one of the most common challenges we see for young athletes.
Help these kids let go of their high expectations. Remind them it’s okay to make mistakes and encourage them to “just go for it.” You’ll find that they’re more composed and less frustrated with their performance.
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You’ll learn what causes your kids to lose control, check out, and sometimes give up. You and your athletes will also learn strategies to help them keep their head in the game.
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“I think the material on your website and the communications I receive are excellent. I find the advice practical and the topics that are discussed, very relevant to my own experiences…Your materials are top class. I will continue to study them.”
~David Wormald, Sports Parent
Help your sports kids stay composed and play on when they are not performing their best!
Help Your Young Athletes Let Go of Mistakes and Cope With Frustration!
Do your sports kid shut down or act like the Incredible Hulk after they make just one mistake that no one notices?
Are you fed up with your young athletes’ self-destructive behavior?
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The Composed Sports Kid system is 2 programs in one.
- 1 program to train parents and coaches how to help their kids practice composure
- 1 program that teaches young athletes (ages 8-12) how to improve composure, let go of mistakes quickly, have more self-acceptance and thus enjoy sports more!
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~Dave, Sports Parent
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Help Young Athletes Boost Confidence in Sports!
Do your young athletes:
- Criticize themselves often after making mistakes?
- Freeze up and look scared when faced with competitive pressure?
- Lose confidence after working with a negative coach?
- Perform like stars in practice but freeze up or play tentatively during games or competitions?
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What are sports parents saying?
“Performed without Fear and Focus on the Process”
“The Ultimate Sports Parent Workbook Program totally changed our families approach to sports and I am so very grateful. My boys 7 and 10 are able to deal better with negative coaches, perform without fear, and focus way less results and focus better the process. One boy was amazingly able to regain composure and end the season with a positive attitude. I am on your web site all the time and am currently beginning The Confident Athlete series.”
~Sarah Bateman, Sports Parent
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