Pregame Routine For Sports Kids

Sports Kids’ Performance and Consistency

Coping With Mistakes

Pregame Routines for Young Athletes A sports parent asks: “My almost 13-year-old daughter is very talented, but her head gets in the way. She is a starter at striker. She has amazing games one day and the next she’s a different player, she’s inconsistent. What going one and how can … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Sports Parents: Do Your Kids Want Your Approval?

Pressure in Sports Kids

Pressure And Social Approval Often, young athletes worry too much about what teammates, parents, coaches and friends think about how they’re performing on the court, field or course. When they seek others’ approval of their performance and abilities, and then don’t do well, they can feel inadequate. They might pressure … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How Athletes Can Learn From Hank Aaron’s Mental Preparation

Youth Sports Psychology

Teaching Young Athletes to Mentally Prepare Hall of Fame player Hank Aaron, one of the best hitters in the history of baseball and a model of consistency, attributed much of his success to his mental preparation, both before and during a game. Rather than focusing on mechanics, he believed that … 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