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Win, lose, or draw, the best thing to say to your kid – EVER!

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“Children need to feel cared for and to know with certainty that they are loved regardless of the outcome of any game or match. Take a …

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Common psychological characteristics associated with peak performances

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Loss of fear—no fear of failure Total immersion in the activity Narrow focus of attention on the present Feeling in complete control Time/space disorientation (usually slowed …

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Kids meet sport at the coach

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The coach can make or break each kid’s experiences in sport. We need to get all of those great understandings that we have in sport psychology …

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There are only three things you can do…

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John O’Sullivan, in his book, Changing the Game, says: “There are only three things you can do while watching your child’s competition, and you should only …

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It doesn’t matter if YOUR coach was a hardass

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Sport Psychology focuses on positives. Parents should focus on positives too. This is especially true for kids with negative coaches. Positive focus dwells on what is …

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Performance anxiety & the “Big Choke.” You don’t say…

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Because high anxiety disrupts motor performance and interferes with thinking, the high fear of failure athlete is prone to “choke” under pressure because he or she …