pressure from sports parents

Important Dos and Don’ts for Sports Parents Before Games

Sport Parent Dos and Don'ts

How to Help Athletes be Relaxed before a Game Parents want to know what to tell their athletes before a game that will help them perform well and feel less pressure… For example, parents say: *Do you coach your kids on what to do? *Do you let them mentally prepare … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How Parents Can Encourage Kids Without Pressure

Encouraging Sports Kids

How to Avoid Pressuring Young Athletes A sports parent asks: “When should children be encouraged to push through the hard times and when is it okay for them to just take a break?” At a certain point in your children’s athletic careers, all parents must ask themselves this question… If … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How to Tap into Your Athletes’ Personal Motives for Sports Participation

Motivating Sports Kids

Motivating Young Athletes Without Pressuring Them In our survey of more than 3,000 sports parents, the top challenge cited by parents of young athletes is this: How can I help my kids get the most of out sports without pressuring them? In the survey, 68.7 percent of respondents named this … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Helping Sports Kids Who Feel Pressured By Adult Values

Ultimate Sports Parent Podcast

Giving Youth Sports Back to Kids “Nine-year-olds have the amazing ability to act like nine-year-olds,” says Bob Bialow, a former NBA players and author of “Just Let The Kids Play,” and, “Youth Sports: Still Failing Out Kids,” in a recent interview for our podcast. “Most of the folks running youth … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Sports Parents Who Pressure Their Kids

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Do You Place High Expectations On Your Young Athletes? In “Mental Training Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about sports parents who pressure their kids. Visit and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in … Read Sport Psychology Tip