Helping Young Athlete Embrace Mental Training
How do you help kids understand the value of mental toughness in sports
Other sports parents and coaches want to know how to introduce young athletes to mental game training.
Do your kids think sports psychology is only for “head cases?”
Are your athletes afraid that teammates will make fun of them for doing mental training?
My top challenge as a sports psychology professional is helping athletes understand the real value of sports psychology.
And to debunk the myths that athletes buy into about sports psychology…
I think a lack of understanding about sports psychology is the number one barrier that prevents athletes from embracing mental training!
In fact, 53% of mental game coaches I surveyed reported that athletes resist mental training because they don’t understand how it can help them!
At the Ultimate Sports Parent, I receive many questions from sports parents such as:
“How do I get my son to want to improve his mental game and his attitude?”
The answer is not easy because young athletes resist what they don’t understand.
The public thinks sports psychology is all about slump-busting. I have to admit, many of my students hire me for this reason.
But the real value in mental training is to help athletes realize their full physical potential–even athletes who are performing well.
Lisa and I just finished a new mental game e-book for our members at Kids Sports Psychology. We try to stay on the cutting-edge of what you and other parents or coaches want to
I realize you want to learn strategies to help your kids embrace mental training. Our new e-booklet helps you debunk 10 myths about sports psychology and provide tips for how to introduce mental training to kids.
“Helping Young Athlete Embrace Mental Training” shows you how to introduce sports psychology to kids…
For example, sports psychology for young athletes is not all about focusing on the negative. In fact, it’s more about turning negative thoughts and attitudes into positive ones.
You must communicate the benefits of sports psychology to your kids. It’s really not a last resort to help kids who are struggling in sports. Mental training helps kids stay on top of their game.
You can preview our newest mental game e-book and many others written specifically for kids about topics ranging from boosting confidence to improving concentration here:
Preview Mental Game E-books
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Boost Kids Confidence and Success in Sports
Help Young Athletes Overcome Perfectionist Challenges in Sports!
Sports Parents’ Top Dilemma: Helping Young Athletes Kick Perfectionism And Fear of Failure will walk you through the problem and arm you with practical solutions.
The Sports Parents’ Top Dilemma is a two part program. It includes:
- A 23 page E-book that identifies the challenge, explains why it is harmful to young athletes and gives step-by-stop sports psychology tips for helping kids.
- A 21 page kids’ sports psychology workbook that is intended to help you kids identify beliefs and expectations that are the root of perfectionism.
Now you can learn how to help young athletes overcome the difficult cycle of perfectionism, fear of failure and loss of confidence!
What are parents saying?
“Your Information Had Been So Helpful”
“After listening to a couple of your podcasts and reading your “10 tips to confidence in youth sports,” most of the challenges you make note of apply to my 14-year-old son. He’s got all the physical ability, but the more mistakes he makes, the worse it seems to get. So reading and listening to your information has been so helpful and validates what I have observed in him for the past few months. Thank you so much!”
~Brenda Felder, Everett, WA
Help Your Young Athletes Overcome Self-Doubt In Sports!
The Confident Sports Kid helps young athletes improve confidence quickly and overcome common confidence killers that destroy motivation and fun in sports!
This is a 7-day program for sports parents and kids to boost young athletes’ performance, happiness and success… in sports and life!
The Confident Sports Kid program is actually two programs: one that teaches sports parents how to boost their kids’ confidence, and another that teaches young athletes age 8 to 12 how to improve their self talk, avoid negative thinking, overcome expectations that limit confidence, and much more.
What are parents and coaches saying?
“A Wealth of Knowledge and Practical Tools for Sports Parents”
“Dr. Patrick Cohn and Lisa Cohn are to be congratulated! Together, they offer a wealth of knowledge, information, and practical mental tools for sports parents on the substantial “mental game” challenges and pressures facing today’s young athletes.”
~Marc D. Anderson, LCSW, MGCP, Mental Game Coach