sports confidence

Build Confidence With A Positive Team Culture [Podcast]

Ultimate Sports Parent Podcast

Boosting Sports Kids’ Confidence What’s one of the most important things adults can do to boost young athletes’ confidence? They should help build a positive team culture, says Danny Cullinane, a coach and sports parent in England who lectures about sports development. He should know. He’s charged with the job … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Teaching Sports Kids to “Go For It” When They Lack Confidence

Youth Sports Psychology

Coming Back After Injuries in Youth Sports One sports mom writes us to say her 12-year-old soccer player is too timid, backs off too often, dwells on her weaknesses, and performs better in practice than during games. Part of the problem, the sports mom says, is that her daughter is … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Top Confidence-Building Tips from a Former NBA Coach

Youth Sports Psychology

The Biggest Confidence Challenges for Young Athletes They immediately focus on the negative side of the feedback that coaches are trying to give them. That’s the word from Hal Wissel, a basketball coach who has worked for numerous NBA teams, is founder of Basketball World, and author of “Basketball: Steps … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Sports Mom Fights Bully Coach and Changes the System

Athletes who dwell on mistakes after games

What to Do When Your Sports Kid is Bullied By Coach Holly didn’t realize until it was much too late that her swimmer son was being bullied by his coach… By the time Holly understood what was going on, her top-rated son quit his team and gave up his dream … Read Sport Psychology Tip

One Sports Mom’s Success Story: Dealing with a Bully Coach

Youth Sports Psychology

Communicating With a Bully Coach Sports parents often feel torn about how to deal with difficult or bully coaches. Parents worry that if they approach coaches about their behavior, the coaches will give their kids less playing time, bench them, or favor other players. But parents need to overcome these … Read Sport Psychology Tip