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Patrick Cohn, Ph.D. and Lisa E. Cohn, share youth sports psychology articles, mental training videos, and youth sports psychology expert interviews on many topics for sports parents and young athletes. And your athletes can get expert mental coaching with our certified mental performance coaches…

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As a parent, you naturally want the best for your kids, whether it’s at school, at home, or in sports competition. But it’s hard to watch your kids under perform in sports when they work so hard.

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As a parent, you see your athletes perform well in practice, but then under perform in competition. You know that they train hard, yet you can under stand whey they become so frustrated in game.

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Get kids’ sports psychology tips to help your athletes succeed in sports. Learn sports parenting tips from our expert authors and mental performance coaches.

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About Kids’ Sports Psychology

Dr. Patrick Cohn and Lisa Cohn, owners of The Ultimate Sports Parent website, developed Kids’ Sports Psychology to help parents, coaches, and mental game experts improve confidence and success of young athletes.

The Ultimate Sports Parent was developed by Dr. Patrick Cohn, a leading “mental game” expert, and his sister Lisa Cohn, a parenting writer and sports mom to four children.

Kids Sports Psychology provides sports parents, coaches, and educators with the cutting edge programs for enhancing sports parenting and youth coaching skills to boost kids’ mental game toughness and success sports.

Read articles, watch videos, and download a mental toughness eBook that help your kids quickly boost confidence and success in sports! Read youth sports articles…

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One-on-one sports psychology coaching is the fastest and most effective method to improve your athletes’ mental game, boost their performance, and make lasting changes. And as a bonus, parents learn what to say to help young athletes feel confident and thrive in sports. Please call us at 888-742-7225 with your questions.

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Kids’ Sport Psychology Articles & Videos

Dealing with Outbursts in Youth Sports

Kids get emotional in street hockey. They might throw their hockey sticks because they missed a shot, for example. Coaches with the Charlotte Street Hockey League deal with such behavior … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How This Sports Program Helps Kids Excel in Life

The L.E.A.D. Center for Youth in Atlanta focuses on helping Black kids and teens learn skills that help them excel in life–and the program is working. About 60% of Black … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How Toxic Sports Cultures Hurt Kids’ Mental Health

Hillary Cauthen, a sport psychologist and author of “Hello Trauma: Our Invisible Teammate” gives tips for helping sports kids cope with toxic sport cultures, including coaches who yell at and … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How to Make Youth Sports Fun for All Ages

Creating fun for kids is an important focus for Kevin Hoover, CEO of Rally Day Camps and an owner of youth baseball and softball camps for major league baseball teams … Read Sport Psychology Tip

The Link Between Sports Kids’ Mental Game and Mental Health

The mental game is critical to sports–and improving mental health can boost both kids’ mental game and performance. That’s the word from Laura Erickson-Schroth, chief medical officer at The Jed … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How Youth Sports Coaches Can Build Resilience in Kids

Kids and teens say they lack connections with adults in their schools, says Paul Caccamo, CEO and founder, Up2Us, a coach training program. Youth coaches can fill in the gap … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Athletes Who Don’t Improve with Lessons

Does Your Athlete Have too Many Coaches? Do you have an athlete who seems to be regressing in their sport? Many athletes don’t improve when they have too many coaches … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How to Explain Mental Training to Teens

Watch this video to learn how to explain mental training to your young athlete and help them understand the benefits of applying mental skills. What your athletes don’t understand, they … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How Choking Hurts Athletes’ Performance 

What is “Choking” — Crumble Under Pressure. Some examples of chokers: Choking is under performing during pressure moments of a game or competition. The problem is not about kids’ ability … Read Sport Psychology Tip

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