Injury in Youth Sports

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

Help Young Athletes Feel Safe With the Right Equipment

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How Young Athletes can Feel and Play Safe on the Field When kids feel as if their equipment is safe, they likely feel more confident. However, Mike Oliver, executive director of the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, says that with expensive equipment, such as helmets, kids can … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How Proper Gear Boosts Confidence When Coming Back From An Injury

Ultimate Sports Parent Podcast

Helping Sports Kids Feel Confidence Again After Injury Coming back from an injury can be one of the toughest mental obstacles for athletes at all stages. Tracy McGrady, seven- time NBA all-star, spent eight straight seasons scoring more than 24 points per game before fading out in a flash after … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Coping With The Mental Side of Sports Injuries in Kids

Ultimate Sports Parent Podcast

Helping Sports Kids Build Confidence When Injured When kids experience sports injuries severe enough to keep them from playing or participating, they tend to have fairly dramatic reactions, said Dr. Jorge Gomez, Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician at Texas Children’s Hospital in a podcast interview. As we’ve said here at the … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Parents: Helping Sports Kids Return to Sports After Injury

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Overcoming Fear of Reinjury in Youth Sports A sports parent asks: “I notice my children tend to take a long time to mentally rebound after an injury, often not returning to regular form for weeks or months. Is this normal, and is there anything I can do about it?” Returning … Read Sport Psychology Tip