pregame tips for youth sports

How Your Pregame Talk Can Turn Into Pressure For Athletes

Youth Sports Psychology

High Expectations in Youth Sports Parents, it’s easy to hurt your sports kids’ confidence before a game by saying or doing things that you think will help your athletes. You may think that you’re boosting kids’ confidence, but in reality, you might cause them to feel more expectations. For example, … Read Sport Psychology Tip

The Dangers of Over-Coaching Your Child Before Games

Youth Sports Psychology

Over-Coaching Young Athletes Many parents we talk to are guilty of this mental game no-no before their athletes enter competition… Over-coaching your young athletes. When you over-coach kids just before a game, you fill their heads with information they really don’t need at that moment. Just before a game, kids … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Don’t Make This Mistake I Made With My Athlete…

How Nutrition Affects Kids Sports' Performance

What Sport Parents Should Avoid Lisa Cohn here from I admit it. I said and did all the wrong things with my first young athlete, especially before a game. Long before we got in the car, I’d start talking about the last game. I’d talk about how big the … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How Should Sports Parents Behave Before A Game?

Youth Sports Psychology

Sport Parents Behavior Before Games Lisa Cohn here to tell you all about the challenges I encountered before my son’s first soccer game. Truth is, I was nervous for Michael. He’s six years old and this was the first sports game he had ever played. I wanted it to be … Read Sport Psychology Tip