children and sports psychology

The Ultimate Sports Parent

The Ultimate Sports Parent

Every day, we receive letters from parents like you who want their children and teens to excel in sports. However, these parents can see fear, doubt, and frustration on the faces of their kids who struggle with the “inner” game of sports. But these parents have no idea how to … Read Sport Psychology Tip

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 … Read Sport Psychology Tip

10-Minute Pregame Prep

10 Minute Pregame Prep

The MOST important time for kids to be focused and confident is just before competition. However, before competition is when kids feel anxious, distracted, worried and tense about outcomes. Feeling this way can undermine athletes confidence and performance. With our pregame mental preparation program, young athletes, parents and coaches learn … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Do Pre-Game Jitters Help Sports Kids Perform Better? [Podcast]

Ultimate Sports Parent Podcast

Pre-Game Butterflies in Youth Sports Pre-game butterflies are good for young athletes…Pre-game fear is not. That’s the word from Twan Russell, a former Miami Dolphins player and current Director of Youth Programs for the Dolphins. “We tell kids, ‘Be nervous.’ That anticipation prepares your body for what you are going to … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Kids’ Sports Psychology

Kids' Sports Psychology

As a leading “mental game” coach, and an award-winning parenting writer, we have studied and worked with sports parents and coaches from all over the country to help them boost their kids’ confidence, focus and performance. You can tap into our secrets to sports success through benefit from our experience … Read Sport Psychology Tip