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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

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
Ensuring Kids are Focused, Immersed and Engaged in Youth Sports
Ensuring Kids are Focused, Immersed and Engaged in Youth Sports Too often, sports kids simply go through the motions in youth sports, says Bobby Kipper, a former college coach and co-author of the book, "Performance Driven Thinking." Kipper says that if kids are going to play, they need to focus on performing well. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
Kids Would Rather Lose and Get to Play the Whole Game
Kids Would Rather Lose and Get to Play the Whole Game Here's an interesting study result: If young athletes have to choose between losing and getting to play the whole game, they choose playing time. That's a tidbit from Steven Frierman, a professor at Hofstra University and a former youth sports coach. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
Parents Are Key To Stopping Bullying in Youth Sports
Parents Are Key To Stopping Bullying in Youth Sports Parents and coaches, you are critical to ending the epidemic of bullying in youth sports. Only you can ensure that youth sports teams create an inclusive culture. Only you can keep an eye out for bullying on your kids' sports teams and take action. . . . Sport Psychology Tip
Fun Tips for Introducing Kids to Youth Sports
Fun Tips for Introducing Kids to Youth Sports KSP, interviews Michael VJ Stanley, a retired college hockey coach and youth sports coach of 30 years who wants to change sports and bring back healthy fun for children. He gives detailed and fun tips for introducing young kids to sports . . . Sport Psychology Tip
Tips For Finding The Best Coaches: They Should Instill Love Of Playing
Tips For Finding The Best Coaches: They Should Instill Love Of Playing KSP, interviews Michael Langlois a longtime coach and author of "A Guide To Effective Communication for Youth Soccer Coaches." He says that great coaches instill a love of the game. Empathetic coaches connect well with kids and are more likely to communicate well with them . . . Sport Psychology Tip
Confessions of An Over-Involved Sports Mom
Confessions of An Over-Involved Sports Mom KSP interviews film maker Caytha Jenis. She is the first to admit she was too involved in her daughter's sports experience. So were many of the other sports parents she knew. Learn what it means to be too involved in your athlete's sport . . . 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

"I use your tips to help a sophomore high school student athlete. Last night, after I gave him some of your email tips – relax, get in the flow of the game, have fun, play by instinct, etc. - he busted loose for a career high 20 points and 15 rebounds!"
~Bob Heidkamp

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“I've read a number of Kids’ Sports Psychology articles and watched several videos mostly about building confidence. As sports parents, we’ve changed our behavior. We've stopped criticizing her performance and have focused on what she did well. We do see an improvement in her practices, but most of all they are more enjoyable for her and us.”
~Margot Ambrose, Parent