Helping Sports Kids Resolve Conflict to Boost Performance

Youth Sports Psychology

External Distractions For Sports Kids When kids are distracted by the disagreements they have with their friends, opponents or coaches, they don’t perform well in sports. They don’t enjoy it as much or learn as much. If they’re thinking about fighting over a guy, or being angry with a friend, … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Sports Mom Fights Bully Coach and Changes the System

Athletes who dwell on mistakes after games

What to Do When Your Sports Kid is Bullied By Coach Holly didn’t realize until it was much too late that her swimmer son was being bullied by his coach… By the time Holly understood what was going on, her top-rated son quit his team and gave up his dream … Read Sport Psychology Tip

One Sports Mom’s Success Story: Dealing with a Bully Coach

Youth Sports Psychology

Communicating With a Bully Coach Sports parents often feel torn about how to deal with difficult or bully coaches. Parents worry that if they approach coaches about their behavior, the coaches will give their kids less playing time, bench them, or favor other players. But parents need to overcome these … Read Sport Psychology Tip

When Young Athletes Drop Out of Sport Due to Bullying

Youth Sports Psychology

Feeling Unsafe in Youth Sports Steve, a sports dad and coach, recently called us to tell us about the worst thing that can happen to a talented young athlete, from a mental-game perspective. A 14-year-old hockey goalie was offered a position on a high-level team in a different state, and … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Anti-Bullying Program for Sports Parents and Kids

Youth Sports Psychology

Help Prevent Bullying in Youth Sports Bullying is rampant in sports today. Kids are losing starting roles, being forced to play on other teams, and in some cases dropping out of sports altogether because of bullies. Here’s what one parent had to say on our blog: “My athlete has been … Read Sport Psychology Tip