How to Introduce Sports Psychology to Young Athletes
In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Mike about how you can introduce mental coaching to your sports kids.
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How do you introduce mental training to your young athletes without making them feeling like something is wrong?
Mark wrote into us and said:
“I don’t know how to help my son realize that he has a throwing issue without destroying his confidence. How do I approach it with him? I want him to ask for help, as I want him to be the one that engages in mental coaching.”
Why are young athletes afraid to engage in mental training?
Watch the video below to learn Dr. Cohn’s mental game tips about how sports parents can introduce mental training to their young athletes without hurting their confidence:
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Young athletes and their parents and coaches tell us that sports kids often struggle with these pregame mental game challenges:
- They feel pressure to excel from expectations they feel from others
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- They fail to take charge of their confidence before the compete
- They don’t trust in their skills when they go from practice to competition
- They hang on to mistakes and dwell in them in competition
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- They tighten up and play safe when they feel pressure to succeed
- They interpret pregame jitters as harmful to their performance
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- Criticize themselves often after making mistakes?
- Freeze up and look scared when faced with competitive pressure?
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- Perform like stars in practice but freeze up or play tentatively during games or competitions?
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