Richard Burke, who has been coaching baseball, football and basketball for the last 12 years recently helped a 10-year-old baseball pitcher on his travel team overcome perfectionism.
Burke had recently become familiar with Kids’ Sports Psychology and our mental game programs. He took the young player aside and shared some information from our resources about the advantages and disadvantages of perfectionism. And it’s okay for athletes to make mistakes.
The next day, the boy’s mother called Burke and told him that something he had said helped the young athlete feel much better. Richard gave her the link to the Ultimate Sports Parent program, and she bought the program that day.
“You could almost immediately see the difference,” said Burke.
“His mom said that they were working through the workbook every day, and each practice I would check in on them and see how that progress was coming along. While no complete transformation happens overnight, I could see that the workbook was making a huge difference for him.”
You can listen to the full interview with Richard Burke below: