Building Confidence in Young Athletes1Author: Lisa E. Cohn
14 Nov 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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    New studies show that 14% of soccer and other players age 6-12 drop out of sports. Until now, the focus has been on older kids--the fact that more than 50% of kids drop out of sports by age 13. In this Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interview with Ben Benjamin Dudley, executive director of Positive Coaching Alliance, Portland, and Mark Lawton, a longtime coach and volunteer PCA impact coach, we learn what the problem is, and get suggestions for helping solve it. Visit https://devzone.positivecoach.org/ to get more tips from PCA.

  • Posted on 24 Oct 2018

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    How Parents Should Communicate with Young Athletes

    Greg Winkler, longtime coach, and author of "Coaching a Season of Significance," describes what parents should say and do after a game. He gives tips about the best ways to communicate with young athletes.

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    How Nutrition Affects the Mental Game in Youth Sports

    Kimberly Lackey, founder of Empath Coaching, discusses how nutrition affects kids' mental game and performance in youth sports. She gives tips about nutrition choices before games and practice.

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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.

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