confidence in young athletes

Youth Sports: An Athlete’s “Emotional Tank”

Youth Sports Psychology

Building Confidence in Young Athletes How can parents and coaches fill a young athlete’s “emotional tank?” Coaches need to praise kids five times before they provide one piece of constructive criticism, says David Jacobson, a spokesman for the Positive Coaching Alliance, based at Stanford University. “We liken a child’s emotional … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How to Boost Kids’ Sports Confidence

Youth Sports Psychology

Helping Sports Kids With Confidence We often see kids who excel in practice, but freeze up during games. This can be frustrating and confusing for parents and coaches. What’s going on in the young athlete’s mind and what can sports parents and coaches do about it? First, sports parents and … Read Sport Psychology Tip