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New Program for Sports Parents, Coaches & Young Athletes...

"Discover Practical, Proven, & Easy-To-Learn Mental
Strategies To Boost Sports Kids' Confidence & Success."

“I especially like the mental game videos that we can watch together. I think the pre-game stuff is cool and the lessons on confidence, coping with doubt, and trust are worth their weight in gold.”
~Dr. Adam Glantzman, Sports Parent
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Kids' Sports Psychology Featured Resources
Sports Psychology Videos for Kids OnlySports Psychology Videos for Kids Only
Play exclusive Kids' Sports Psychology Videos. Ask your kids to watch the mental training videos by Dr. Patrick Cohn . . . Sport Psychology Tip

Sports Parenting Articles to Improve Kids' SuccessSports Parenting Articles to Improve Kids' Success
Read, print, or download feature sports parenting articles by youth sports psychology experts Patrick Cohn and Lisa Cohn. . . . Sport Psychology Tip

Interviews with Leading Youth Sports ExpertsInterviews with Leading Youth Sports Experts
Listen to interviews with the top youth sports and sports psychology experts in the US to improve your parenting skills . . . Sport Psychology Tip

What Do Girls Want To Get Out of Sports?
What Do Girls Want To Get Out of Sports? Too often, coaches treat female athletes differently than male athletes. Coaches tell females to act more like men. But, truth is, girls and women don't approach sports in the same way men approach sports, says Joan Steidinger, author of "Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete." . . . Sport Psychology Tip
How To Prepare Athletes Mentally Before a Game -- Article 6: How Your Pregame Talk Can Turn Into Pressure For Athletes
How To Prepare Athletes Mentally Before a Game
-- Article 6: How Your Pregame Talk Can Turn Into Pressure For Athletes Parents, it's easy to hurt your sports kids' confidence before a game by saying or doing things you think will help your athletes. Sometimes your well-meaning words and actions don't deliver the message you intended--to support them before a game.This is the sixth article in a series about pregame preparation. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
How To Prepare Athletes Mentally Before a Game -- Article 5: "Go For It"
How To Prepare Athletes Mentally Before a Game
-- Article 5: "Go For It" "Go for it." Those are the three words we have advice for teaching kids how to trust in their skills before a game. They need to give themselves permission to let go and "play ugly." This is the fifth article in a series about pregame preparation. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
How To Prepare Athletes Mentally Before a Game -- Article 4: Avoid Over-Coaching
How To Prepare Athletes Mentally Before a Game
-- Article 4: Avoid Over-Coaching In order to prepare young athletes mentally before competition, sports parents need to curb their temptation to over-coach kids before a game. This is the fourth article in a series about pregame preparation. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
How To Prepare Athletes Mentally Before a Game -- Article 3: How Sports Kids Can Cope with Pre-Game Distractions
How To Prepare Athletes Mentally Before a Game
-- Article 3: How Sports Kids Can Cope with Pre-Game Distractions When sports kids are distracted before a game, it's easy for them to feel their confidence sink. Distractions pull their heads away from what they need to do and undermine their performance. This is the third article in a series about pregame preparation. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
How To Prepare Athletes Mentally Before a Game -- Article 2: What to Say to a Young Athlete Before A Game
How To Prepare Athletes Mentally Before a Game
-- Article 2: What to Say to a Young Athlete Before A Game Let's face it, as parents, we sometimes get nervous and excited for our kids before their games. And when that happens, we often goof up and say the wrong things. This is the second article in a series about pregame preparation. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
How To Prepare Athletes Mentally Before a Game -- Article 1: Begin Mental Training Long Before Game Day
How To Prepare Athletes Mentally Before a Game
-- Article 1: Begin Mental Training Long Before Game Day You can't just jump in on game day and start preparing athletes mentally. More than anything, that will harm them. Tossing a lot of information at sports kids just before a game confuses them. This is the first article in a series about pregame preparation. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
Should Kids Specialize in One Sport?
Should Kids Specialize in One Sport? These days, kids as young as 7 have begun specializing in one sport. That means that they are practicing the sport year-round to boost their performance-- not just for the fun of it. We recently chatted with Greg Chertok about this topic. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
Improving Athletes' Performance By Finding New Ways to Think
Improving Athletes' Performance By Finding New Ways to Think Let's say your young athletes are stuck in some way. Maybe they can't do a jump shot. How can you help them think in ways that will allow them to break through this obstacle? Gene Jones says the key is helping kids understand "breakthrough thinking." We recently chatted with Gene Jones about this topic. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
Four Keys To Happy Sports Kids According To A New Study
Four Keys To Happy Sports Kids According To A New Study Nearly 70% of kids drop out of sports by the time they're 13. That statistic isn't new, but what is new is research that identifies what would keep them in sports. We recently chatted with Cris Dobrosielski about this topic. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
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