mistakes in youth sports

Sports Kids Should Embrace the “If You Lose, Learn,” Attitude

Learning from Losing

How Young Athletes Can Learn From Failure Losses and failure can sink sports kids’ confidence–but they don’t have to. For many football players, failure means throwing an interception in the red zone or fumbling the ball and allowing the opposing team to score. Missing a tackle for a big yardage … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Sports Parents Make Mistakes, Too

Youth Sports Psychology

Mistakes in Sports Parents Often, we receive emails from sports parents confessing they did the opposite of what we recommend in our programs and online tips. Like their kids, they can be very hard on themselves. They focus on their mistakes and can’t seem to get their minds off them. … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Teaching Kids That The “Doer Makes Mistakes”

Youth Sports Psychology

Developing a Growth Mindset in Youth Sports A dad writes us saying that his son, a gifted athlete, has begun playing it safe since he became a high school player. He plays to avoid making mistakes. “I can’t figure out how to get into his head and undo whatever is … Read Sport Psychology Tip