Sports Psychology Programs for Young Athletes

August 24, 2016 – 01:32 pm
Sports Psychology for Kids

Instill Confidence and Champion Mindsets in Young Athletes

We’re certain that, as a parents, you want to help your child develop confidence and discipline in sports and life. And as a sports parent, you’d love for your children to reach their potential in sports. But encouraging your child to strive for greatness without pressuring them can be a challenge.

It’s no secret that sports success is linked closely to an athlete’s mental toughness. If your young athletes struggle to perform well in competition, are frustrated with their performance, talk about quitting or display low confidence levels, mental game training can help. Both you and your young athlete can learn how to build mental toughness and improve performance with sports psychology coaching for kids.

“Ashley wanted me to let you know that she placed very well at her competition this past weekend, thanks to you! She won the short, won the long, and had her personal best. She now looks at her competitions like ice shows and has fun. It is really nice to see her thoroughly enjoying the skate. She is very focused and very confident. We definitely attribute this to you.”
~Brenda Glassco, Skating Parent

What Young Athletes Learn

To become mentally tough young athletes need to learn how to:

  • Build confidence that transfers easily from practice to competition.
  • Define and manage the high expectations and beliefs that lead to frustration and discouragement
  • Supercharge focus and confidence before competition
  • Let go and quickly move on from mistakes, losses, and setbacks
  • Manage distractions and negative self-talk to perform with laser-like focus.

Golf Psychology for Kids“I want to thank you for the great work you are doing with Ty. He seems to be soaring with confidence right now. We are flying out to see him pitch next weekend. He threw well Friday night and is drawing a lot of interest from several Division 1 schools.”
~Randy Sullivan, Baseball Parent

What Parents Learn

To be an effective and influential sports parent, you’ll learn to:

  • Assess what you might be doing or saying to hurt your athlete’s confidence
  • Say and do the right thing to your athletes to boost their confidence before and after competition.
  • Help your athletes’ thrive in sports with 4 key questions you should always ask after games.
  • Encourage your athlete to play their best without pressuring them
  • Understand what is holding your athlete back from a relaxed and focused performance in competition.
  • Apply mental toughness skills to boost performance, make lasting changes, and help your child succeed in both sports and in life.

“Michelle had the best weekend of soccer she has ever played. She was relaxed, did not get frustrated with herself or teammates, and never once ‘shut down.’ Numerous parents noticed a difference in her composure and attitude. Thanks again for EVERYTHING… Michelle is in a very good place right now!”

See also:
  • oleg boyko

Source: www.peaksports.com

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