Sports Parents Success Tips

How Sports Parents Can Help Kids Relax

Anxiety for Young Athletes

Teach Athletes Strategies to Control Their Thinking Are your sports kids anxious during stressful moments while they’re competing? Are they generally anxious as athletes? Why do so many athletes feel anxious during competitions? Two issues contribute to anxiety in sports. First, young athletes label themselves as anxious. When this happens, … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Why Sports Parents Should Drop the Sports Fan Mindset

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How to Encourage Sports Kids to Stay in Sports It’s important for sports parents to drop the sports fan mindset when watching their kids perform, said Bob Katz, a journalist, former sports dad and author of the kids’ book “EZ and the Intangibles” in a recent interview. “We are a … Read Sport Psychology Tip

The Ultimate Sports Parent

The Ultimate Sports Parent

Every day, we receive letters from parents like you who want their children and teens to excel in sports. However, these parents can see fear, doubt, and frustration on the faces of their kids who struggle with the “inner” game of sports. But these parents have no idea how to … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Balance Levels of Involvement as a Sports Parent

Balance Levels

How to Be a Supportive Sports Parent A sports parent asks: “How can I help my children really own their own sports experience?” Sports parents can sometimes forget that the sports experience should belong to their children. When parents are too intrusive, controlling, or over-involved, it undermines kids’ experience. Sports … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Girls Drop Out Rate Higher Than Boys

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Why Do More Girls Drop Out of Sports Than Boys? We already knew that by the time they are 13, seventy-five percent of kids drop out of sports, mostly because they’re not having fun anymore. But research shows that girls drop out of sports at rates six times higher than … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Concentration Tips For Young Athletes

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Parents: Help Young Athletes Improve Focus Video In the new video series “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions that deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit and click on contact us to … Read Sport Psychology Tip