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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

Tips for First-Time Sports Dads...
Tips for First-Time Sports Dads... It's hard enough being a first-time father. But when these former dudes become sports dads, they're often confused about how to handle the youth sports scene. Listen to the audio to hear what Kreidman has to say about becoming a first time sports dad. . . . Sport Psychology Tip

Sports Parenting When You're Divorced
Sports Parenting When You're Divorced Sports parenting as divorced parents poses a number of challenges. For example, one parent may be excited about kids' involvement in sports. The other may have no interest. Listen to the audio to hear what Brunkow has to say. . . . Sport Psychology Tip

Do Your Kids' Sports Coaches Build Trust in Young Athletes?
Do Your Kids' Sports Coaches Build Trust in Young Athletes? Building trust in kids is critical for coaches. If coaches establish a close, trusting relationship with their players, the players are more likely to feel confident, supported, and open--all keys to learning and transferring sports skills to life. . . . Sport Psychology Tip

Tips For Helping Kids Transfer Sports Skills To Life
Tips For Helping Kids Transfer Sports Skills To Life We all talk about the importance of transferring the skills kids learn in sports to other areas of their lives. But how exactly can we expedite that process? Megan Bartlett, chief program officer for Up2Us talked to us about using sports skills in life this week. . . . Sport Psychology Tip

How Can Mindfulness Help Young Athletes?
How Can Mindfulness Help Young Athletes? Let's face it, kids these days are under a lot of stress, and that includes young athletes. Barb Schmidt talks about how mindfulness and meditation can provide stress relief for young athletes. Listen to this audio to hear what Schmidt has to say. . . . Sport Psychology Tip

Is A Good Mental Game More Important Than Talent?
Is A Good Mental Game More Important Than Talent? What's more important in youth sports? A good mental game or talent? Linda Crum, executive director of Positive Coaching Alliance Colorado, says the mental game is more important--and gets more important as kids start playing at elite levels. Listen to this audio to hear what Linda Crum has to say. . . . Sport Psychology Tip

Do Your Athletes Seek Confidence in the Wrong Places?
Do Your Athletes Seek Confidence in the Wrong Places? Parents, do your kids look for confidence in all the wrong places? If they rely on positive feedback from you, their coaches, or their peers to feel confident in sports, they're committing a mental game no-no. Listen to this audio to hear what Dr. Cohn and Lisa have to say. . . . Sport Psychology Tip

How to Handle Expectations That Hurt Sports Kids' Confidence
How to Handle Expectations That Hurt Sports Kids' Confidence Sometimes kids don't even understand that they go into a game or practice with big expectations that hurt them. For example, they might have a list of unwritten, unspoken "shoulds" and "shouldn'ts." Hear what Dr. Cohn and Lisa have to say. . . . Sport Psychology Tip

Does Your Athlete Have To "Win" Warm-Ups?
Does Your Athlete Have To "Win" Warm-Ups? Do your athletes think they should "win" warm-ups? If so, they need to think again. A warm-up is only that -- a warm-up. It's a time for kids to get their body moving and their mind in the game. Hear what Dr. Cohn and Lisa have to say. . . . Sport Psychology Tip

Tips For Sports Kids From A National Champion And Hall Of Famer
Tips For Sports Kids From A National Champion And Hall Of Famer Kirk Mango is a former Division I National Champion, 3-Time All-American, and a 3-Time Hall of Fame Athlete. We recently chatted with Kirk Mango about what choices he made, and what mental mindset he embraced to make it to the top. . . . Sport Psychology Tip

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~Al Miller, Hall of Fame Soccer Coach

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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