Help Your Athletes Learn Mental Game Skills for Sports and Life!

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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Mindset Articles for Sports Parents and Young Athletes

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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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Jaclyn was great to work with. I am now more confident over the ball and not worrying about things out of my control. This summer, I shot my best tournament scores to date, including my first under par tournament.“*

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Kids’ Sport Psychology Articles & Videos

Helping Sports Kids Develop an Emotional IQ

Because hockey can be an emotional game, youth who play hockey need to develop an emotional IQ. That’s the message from Luc Beausoleil and Jeff Jarvis, co-founder of Ventura Vikings, … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How to Identify Burnout in Youth Sports

Should young athletes quit or recommit to youth sports? That’s a question that Andrew Simpson and his associates ask young athletes who may be approaching burnout. Simpson, chief vision officer, … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Why Sports Parents Should Avoid Harping on Mistakes

Dr. Cohn and Georgia Miller, CMPC discuss the challenges sports parents face with young athletes and how to make sports a better experience. Learn how to spot mental game challenges … Read Sport Psychology Tip

When Parents Harp on Their Athletes’ Mistakes

In this video, sport parents will learn how to be a supportive parent versus a distracting one. Harping on your athletes mistakes after a game can cause your athletes to … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Fear of Failure is a Top Worry for Young Athletes

As a sports psychology practitioner and founder of Maximize the Mind Mental Performance Coaching, Ashley Eckermann is fielding more and more requests from parents of kids as young as 7 … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Improving Young Athletes’ Thinking to Boost Performance

It’s possible to speed up young athletes’ thinking and reaction time, says Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, a sports dad, professor and president of NeuroCatch, a medical device startup that evaluates cognitive … Read Sport Psychology Tip

How Sports Kids’ Expectations can Become Pressure 

Pressure is part of sports for young athletes. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find athletes who say they haven’t experienced some pressure. As sports kids become more … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Choosing Neutral Thinking When Facing Adversity in Youth Sports

When sports kids face adversity, it’s not always easy to quickly shift from making mistakes to positive thinking. Instead, they should choose neutral thinking first, said Donovan Dreyer, owner of … Read Sport Psychology Tip

Is Your Athlete Playing Safe or Just Appear Lazy?

Welcome to the Sports Psychology Podcast by Dr. Patrick Coach of Peak Performance Sports. Dr. Cohn and Georgia Miller, CMPC discuss the challenges sports parents face with young athletes and … Read Sport Psychology Tip

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