Building Confidence in Young Athletes1Author: Lisa E. Cohn
15 Aug 2018

Building Confidence in Young Athletes1

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio (www.youthsportspsychology .com), which aims to instill confidence and success in child and teen athletes, interviews mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn and Les Harrison, youth coach and founder of Showtime Athletics, about the importance of the "mental game" in youth sports.

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    Helping Sports Kids Who Focus on Fairness

    Part Two of our interview with Mark Lawton, a longtime teacher and coach who has taken teams to the championship level. How do kids react when they feel as if they're not being treated fairly? And what can coaches and parents do about it?

  • Posted on 11 Apr 2018

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    Building Confidence with a Positive Team Culturs

    Mark Lawton, a longtime teacher and coach who has led many teams to championships, describes how to create a confidence-boosting team culture--and why it's important to kids' confidence.

  • Posted on 11 Apr 2018

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    Building Confidence with Fairness in Youth Sports Coaching

    Mark Lawton, a longtime teacher and coach who has led many teams to championships, says kids and parents with a strong sense of fairness often get upset by perceived issues of fairness. He provides tips for addressing fairness issues and ensuring kids stay confident in youth sports. He also addresses differences between boys and girls.

  • Posted on 21 Feb 2018

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    How Coaches Can Ensure Fairness in Youth Sports

    How can youth sports coaches be fair about giving kids playing time? How can they ensure kids feel as if they're being treated fairly? How are girls different than boys in how they view fairness? Mark Lawton, a longtime teacher and coach of numerous championship teams, gives tips about how coaches can be fair--and how this affects kids' mental game.

  • Posted on 21 Feb 2018

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    Helping Players with Failure in Youth Baseball

    Failure is built into youth baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director of Friends of Baseball in Portland. She provides tips for helping young athletes let go of their fear of failure.

  • Posted on 14 Feb 2018

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