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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

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
Ensure Young Athletes Are Talking to Themselves in Positive Ways
Ensure Young Athletes Are Talking to Themselves in Positive Ways Even top athletes tell themselves, "I need to talk to myself more positively. I need to take a hard look at the way I talk to myself about sports." In youth sports, kids need to do this, too, says Dan Schaeffer, Ph.D., who works with athletes to boost their confidence. We recently chatted with Dr. Schaeffer about this topic. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
Boosting Sports Kids' Confidence with Repetition and Practice
Boosting Sports Kids' Confidence with Repetition and Practice Parents, do you know practice and repetition can boost young athletes' confidence? That's the word from Dr. Vernon Williams. We recently chatted with Dr. Williams about this topic. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
Help Sports Kids Feel Safe and Boost Their Confidence
Help Sports Kids Feel Safe and Boost Their Confidence It's no surprise that kids worry about getting injured in youth sports. But did you know that such worries undermine kids' confidence, performance and enjoyment of sports? We recently chatted with Marcie Fyock about this topic. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
How Unruly Crowds and Parents Hurt Kids' Confidence
How Unruly Crowds and Parents Hurt Kids' Confidence Unnruly parents and crowds can really hurt kids' confidence, says Gil Fried, professor and head of the sport management department at the University of New Haven and an expert on crowd control. Hear what Gil Fried says about unruly crowds and parents. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
Helping Young Athletes Who Suffer From Anxiety
Helping Young Athletes Who Suffer From Anxiety Nearly 20% of the population suffers from anxiety, and sports kids are no exception. In fact, kids who have mild anxiety might experience high anxiety in stressful sports situations. Hear what Dr. Pettit says about sports kids and anxiety. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
Helping Young Athletes Who Aren't Getting the Chance to Show Their Talent
Helping Young Athletes Who Aren't Getting the Chance to Show Their Talent Bjorn, a 12-year-old hockey player, joined a AAA team after three years of playing hockey, and suddenly found himself surrounded by other athletes who have a lot more experience. Hear what Audrey says about encouraging and supporting her son. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
Teaching Sports Kids to Feel The Pain of Failure With "Growth Mindsets"
Teaching Sports Kids to Feel The Pain of Failure With "Growth Mindsets" There's two ways young athletes can deal with failure and losses, says Eric DeMeulenaere, a Clark University professor, former soccer coach and author of "Reflections From the Field." Hear what DeMeulenaere has to say about growing through failures in sports. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
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"Sports psychology for kids and sports parents is a wonderful topic, but I am so happy about what you’re doing in this area. I think professionals like you can be so valuable in helping sports parents."
~Al Miller, Hall of Fame Soccer Coach

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