How Social Media Hurts Sports Kids’ Confidence

When sports kids see other young athletes performing well in social media clips, they make comparisons, which can sink their confidence.

Often, a 10-second clip on social media involves many takes, and can be misleading. But sports don’t always realize this and feel like they don’t measure up, said John Willcom, a former Division 1 basketball player and author of Walk-on Warrior and No Fear in the Arena.

Instead, young athletes should focus on their own strengths, he said.

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