pregame mental preparation

Help Young Athletes Focus on The Process Before a Game

Pregame Mental Preparation

Helping Sports Kids’ Focus Before Games Just before a game, young athletes need to focus on what’s going on right now—not on the past or future. That means they need to learn how to avoid concentrating on what others think of them, on the score or win or other outcomes. … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Helping Young Athletes Feel Confident Before Competition

How Kids Can Learn to Make the Most of Mistake While Competing

Positive Self-Talk in Youth Sports Just before a game kids should have a routine to help them mentally and physically get ready. But often, young athletes neglect the mental preparation part of their warmup routine… Positive self-talk should be one part of their pregame routine. For example, positive self-talk might … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Why Pregame Mental Prep is Critical for Athletes

Pregame Mental Preparation

Pregame Mental Preparation For Young Athletes Just before a game or competition, kids need to be as mentally ready as possible. However, it’s hard to do this when kids feel anxious, distracted, worried or tense about what’s about to happen. This can undermine kids’ performance and confidence…. Parents can inadvertently … Read Sport Psychology Tip