manage perfectionism in young athletes

How to Help Kids Stop Dwelling on Mistakes

Coping With Mistakes

Helping Young Athletes Let Go of Mistakes When kids hang onto mistakes, they often end up experiencing low confidence, frustration and poor performance. When they dwell on their mistakes, they can’t focus in the moment or have fun playing sports because they become so angry with themselves. It’s especially important … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How To Overcome Perfectionism In Sports

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Managing Perfectionism in Sports Kids In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about managing perfectionism in athletes. Visit and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Here’s the … Read Sport Psychology Tip

It’s Never too Late to Learn – Sports Parents’ Top Dilemma Update

Youth Sports Psychology

Helping Young Athletes Kick Perfectionism Lisa Cohn here from the Ultimate Sports Parent. In my last post, I talked about all the great questions and comments we have received from parents and coaches about perfectionism and fear of failure. One of the biggest concerns from parents is that it may … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Sports Parents Share Stories About Kids’ Perfectionism

Youth Sports Psychology

Identifying Perfectionism in Young Athletes Lisa Cohn here from The Ultimate Sports Parent. I would like to share some quick tips about identifying perfectionism and fear of failure in young athletes. This is a really hot topic in youth sports. Several parents and coaches have shared their stories about young … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Confessions of a Sports Mom Who Fueled Her Son’s Perfectionism

Youth Sports Psychology

Sports Kids And High Expectations Lisa Cohn here from The Ultimate Sports Parent. I’m here to make a confession… When my son was in 9th grade, he’d often begin a basketball game with sky-high expectations. He was generally a successful player, and coaches and peers expected a lot from him. … Read Sport Psychology Tip