Confidence in Youth Sports

How to Know When Athletes Have Burnout

How to Know When Athletes Have Burnout

Should young athletes quit or recommit to youth sports? That’s a question that Andrew Simpson and his associates ask young athletes who may be approaching burnout. Simpson, chief vision officer, Player’s Fitness and Performance, helped create a training program for these athletes. The program looks at ways to help athletes recognize … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Fear of Failure is a Top Worry for Young Athletes

Building Confidence in Athletes

As a sports psychology practitioner and founder of Maximize the Mind Mental Performance Coaching, Ashley Eckermann is fielding more and more requests from parents of kids as young as 7 or 8. Their biggest challenge is fear of failure, Eckermann said. Kids say they are afraid of messing up and … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Using Neuroscience to Improve Athlete Performance

Using Neuroscience to Improve Athlete Performance

Improve your Athletes Performance Athletes are quick to focus on optimizing their physical performance but rarely concentrate on how they can improve their brain function in ways that will make them think and react faster. But it’s possible to measure certain aspects of brain function and tune up the brain, … Read Sport Psychology Tip

The Mental Game Challenges of Injuries in Youth Sports

Building Confidence in Athletes

Carter Hogg, a 20-year-old college football player and inventor of a neck guard that aims to help athletes avoid injuries, discusses the fear of getting injured and the challenges of coming back after an injury. Listen to learn more!! Related Sports Psychology Articles *Subscribe to The Sports Psychology Podcast on iTunes*Subscribe to … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How to Set Standards of Excellence for Young Athletes 

How to Set Stands of Excellence for Young Athletes 

What Does “Setting the Standard” Mean in Youth Sports? Setting a high standard refers to establishing a level of quality, expectation or performance. Some teams set winning as the standard. Often, teams with a high expectation of winning adopt the credo, “Championship or Bust.” While winning may be the goal, … Read Sport Psychology Tip