high expectations

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Youth Sports Psychology

Sports Parents Mental Coaching Jennifer sought our help with some tough challenges about her son, who just started playing tackle football: “He lacks confidence because he’s the smallest on the team. He doesn’t respond appropriately to criticism. His confidence sinks when he feels as if he’s not playing “perfectly.” We … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How One Athlete’s Confidence Thrived–With A Little Help

Athletes and Hypnotherapy

Confidence And Kids’ Sports Psychology Jane’s 10-year-old son was a talented golfer who fell apart during competitions. Like many perfectionists, he had high expectations and became easily frustrated if he didn’t meet them. How did this young athlete transform his mental game and performance in short six months, even winning … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Why Do Talented Kids With Bad Attitudes Get More Playing Time?

Youth Sports Psychology

Confidence And Talent in Sports Kids One of our readers recently asked a great question: Why do hard-working, less talented kids generally get less playing time than the talented athletes who have not-so-great work ethics and attitudes? Here is what this sports parent had to say: “My son plays ice … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Sports Kids That Are Prone To Emotional Tantrums

Athletes who dwell on mistakes after games

Young Athletes That Struggle With Composure I have a special announcement for you today, but first I want to share a sports parent’s story with you… Over the last few weeks, several parents and coaches posted comments on our video about why kids become frustrated in sports. If you missed … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How Are Sports Kids Their Own Worst Enemies?

Youth Sports Psychology

The Pitfalls of High Expectations Just how many ways can young athletes sabotage their sports performance? In lots of ways, says Dr. Harold Shinitzky, a sports psychologist and author of “Your Mind: An Owner’s Manual for a Better Life.” “A lot of athletes, based on how they think of themselves, … Read Sport Psychology Tip