Kids Who Struggle with Pregame Nerves

Youth Sports Psychology

Overcoming Pregame Jitters

Most top athletes and coaches are aware of the importance of a calm mind and relaxed body for kids to reach peak performance in sports. And so am I…

If your athletes are tense, worried about outcomes, or bring stress from life into competition, they will under perform in a big way.

Does performance anxiety or pregame tension hold your athletes back from performing to their potential?

Based on my experience working with athletes on the mental game for nearly 20 years…

Most pregame stress comes from:

  • Tension or worry about results
  • Feeling unprepared to compete, which leads to anxiety
  • Worry about performing well in the “big game”
  • Training all year and needing to be at one’s peak for one or two events
  • Feeling stressed about the quality of the competition
  • Needing to perform well to qualify for or make a team

Most athletes report that the above sources of pregame stress can cause the following:

  • Tight performances
  • Tentative performances
  • Feeling physically tired before competition
  • Getting uptight about mistakes
  • Physical changes such as tight muscles
  • Lack of trust

If your athletes need to overcome pregame nerves, I have the perfect program – just released today – that you will want to check out:

“The Relaxed Athlete: A 14-Day Plan for Optimal Mental Preparation”

You can read more about my new program and check out my “sneak peek” preview videos all on this page:

The Relaxed Athlete CD Program

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The Composed Sports Kid

“The Composed Sports Kid” audio and workbook digital download program for young athletes and their parents or coach helps kids cope with frustration and anger in sports. Help your sports kids learn how to manage expectations and let go of mistakes so they can keep their head in the game. 

The Composed Sports Kid system is really two programs in one–one program to train parents and coaches how to help their kids practice composure, and one program that teaches young athletes–ages 6 to 13–how to improve composure, let go of mistakes quickly, have more self-acceptance, and thus enjoy sports more

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