young athletes pressure

Do Homeschooled Young Athletes Feel More Pressure to Win?

Helping Young Athletes Have More Fun 

Homeschooling And Youth Sports When families completely re-structure their lives to meet the needs of young athletes, do the kids feel more pressure to perform? At Kids’ Sports Psychology, we’ve found that the answer is often yes. When parents pull their kids out of school, they must change their work … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Homeschooling: Pressure for Young Athletes? [Podcast]

Ultimate Sports Parent Podcast

Homeschooling And Youth Sports Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Andrea Leib, a former teacher who is founder of, which is an online school for athletes who need to homeschool due to demanding travel and practice schedules. This week’s Ultimate Sports Parents podcast question is: Does homeschooling provide a relief … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How Are Sports Kids Their Own Worst Enemies?

Youth Sports Psychology

The Pitfalls of High Expectations Just how many ways can young athletes sabotage their sports performance? In lots of ways, says Dr. Harold Shinitzky, a sports psychologist and author of “Your Mind: An Owner’s Manual for a Better Life.” “A lot of athletes, based on how they think of themselves, … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Pressure Sports Kids, and They Might Drop Out of Sports Altogether

Youth Sports Psychology

Do You Pressure Your Sports Kids? One of our readers, a caring sports mom, has this confession to make: “I am guilty! I am a frustrated but well-meaning mother who has put pressure to perform on my children.” This is an important realization for this sports mom. She understands that … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Five Benefits for Kids Who Participate in Sports

How Athletes Can Stop Overthinking

Benefits of Participating in Youth Sports Research shows exactly why young athletes should stay in sports. That’s the word from Paul Caccamo, the Harvard-educated executive director of Up2Us, a national coalition of community sports programs that teaches young athletes life lessons. “Sports are more than a game; they are a … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Sports Kids Who Feel Pressure To Make Parents Happy

Building Confidence in Young Athletes

One important challenge for sports kids today is a phenomenon called social approval. Young athletes often worry too much about what others may or may not be thinking about them. Young athletes want other to hold them in high esteem: They want to be accepted, respected, or liked by others. … Read Sport Psychology Tip