Helping Young Athletes Kick Perfectionism and Fear of Failure

Perfectionism In Sports

Nearly every athlete struggles with some form of perfectionism or fear of failure. Kids who look like stars in practice will often choke up or under perform during games or competition.

Other athletes expect too much of themselves—then get frustrated when they don’t meet their high expectations.

Or they’re extremely hard on themselves. In all cases, this causes young athletes to play it safe. They refuse to take the important risks that help them excel and improve their confidence. Suddenly, they’re held back by fear, indecision, and hesitation.

Sports parents and coaches who contact us are bewildered. They watch kids go through this cycle and feel as if they have no clue about how to help their kids.

In fact, rather than supporting their young athletes’ mental game, they often pour salt in the wound, saying and doing things that cause their kids to freeze up even more and become more frustrated, more tense and less productive in sports.

There’s nothing worse than helplessly watching your young athletes fall into the same negative pattern again and again—without knowing what to do about it! It’s so frustrating to stand by while your physically talented athletes lose confidence, wondering how you can help them!

Then you try your best to help, only to discover you have made the problem worse. Your young athletes pressure themselves more, freeze up even more, lose their effectiveness and become more frustrated. They may even blame you for making them feel more pressured.

Now, you can learn how to help young athletes overcome the difficult cycle of perfectionism, fear of failure and loss of confidence. You can stop guessing about what to do and say to your athlete!

Our program: “Sports Parents’ Top Dilemma: Helping Young Athletes Kick Perfectionism and Fear of Failure,” will walk you through the problem and arm you with practical solutions you can start implementing today.

Makes your role as a sports parent more enjoyable and easier! We tell you how to help your young athletes:

  • Let go of mistakes more quickly
  • Accept feedback better
  • Stop criticizing themselves
  • Perform more freely
  • Think more creatively
  • Stop worrying about what others’ think
  • Dramatically improve their performance and attitude in sports
  • Improve their confidence in sports
  • They, too, will have more fun and reap more rewards.

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