high expectations in sports

“Trophy Son” Book Warns of Dangers of Over-Involved Parents

Youth Sports Psychology

Help Sports Kids Feel Motivated, Not Pressured A new book, “Trophy Son,” about tennis prodigy Anton Stratis, is an important warning about the dangers of being over-involved, albeit well-meaning, sports parents. The book details the world of tennis from young Anton’s point of view. “Anton has the tennis dad from … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How Do Parental Expectations Hurt Young Athletes?

When Athletes Worry About Being Judged

 How High Expectations Lead to Pressure in Young Athletes A recent NCAA poll of more than 21,000 current college athletes shed some interesting light on how pressured these athletes feel about making it big. The data, from NCAA’s GOALS Study of the Student-Athlete experience, and just reported in USA Today, … Read Sport Psychology Tip

The Confidence-Expectation Connection for Your Athletes

Youth Sports Psychology

Expectations in Young Athletes Mary, a sports mom, says she’s at a loss about how to help her talented 16-year-old baseball player overcome his perfectionism and start playing well again. “He has always been a very strong baseball player. He is a pitcher who hitters don’t like to face and … Read Sport Psychology Tip