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Case Studies In Sports Psychology

How To Have Effortless Speed in RacesNew this week, I’m introducing a video series called “Mindset for Sports: Case Studies in Sports Psychology.”In …

Swimming

Do You Have Bizarre Pregame Superstitions?

Superstitions In SportsDo you have to wear the same lucky jersey or shirt every game? Do you have to eat a certain meal before you perform?Many …

Babe Ruth

Mental Toughness Training for Athletes

Improve Your Mental Toughness for Sports PerformanceMany athletes search for the answer for how to become “mentally tough” and many athlete don’t …

Self-improvement

Gallwey’s Inner Game Principles for Performance

High Performance AthletesAbout three years ago, I interviewed Tim Gallwey, the author of “The Inner Game” series, as I wanted his take on athlete <b>high</b> …

Self-improvement

How Superstitions Can Hurt Athletes’ Confidence

You’ve heard kids say things like, <i>“I need to wear my blue striped boxers under my uniform at the game today in order to do well; that’s what I wore</i> …

Kinesiology

How Young Athletes Benefit From Mental Imagery

Maybe you’ve heard about athletes who use <b>mental imagery</b> to boost their performance and confidence.But what is it really and can it help your</b> …

eBooks

How Fear Of Failure Hurts Kids’ Confidence

<b></b><b>Fear of failure</b> is a common challenge for sports kids.It looks like this: Sally, a soccer player, dribbles down the field and loses the ball. As soon …

Self-improvement

How To Be Relentlessly Positive In Youth Sports

We recently spoke with KC Wilder, a former collegiate All-American in cycling, a mental training coach and Positive Coaching Alliance trainer.Young …

Sports Science

How Sports Parents Can Motivate Kids Without Pressure

Lisa Cohn here from The Ultimate Sports Parent. Just yesterday, my 7-year-old told me he didn’t want to go to gymnastics. He said he didn’t like …

Motivation

How To Improve Composure In Youth Sports

In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about the key to composure in sports. Visit …

Sports Science

Help Girls In Sports Overcome Bullying

Girls and women in sports like to focus on relationships, while boys and men are less likely to do this, says Joan Steidinger, author of “Sisterhood …

Sports Science

Helping Young Athletes Overcome Unhealthy Beliefs About Their Performance

Many sports kids hold negative beliefs about their abilities—and such beliefs can really hurt their <b>confidence</b> and performance.For example, kids might …

Self-help

Concentration Tips for Sports Kids and Parents

In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about improving focus and concentration in …

Time Management

Sports Parents: Do Your Sports Kids Lack Confidence?

In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about sports confidence and parenting advice. …

Parenting

How To Free Sports Kids From The Bonds of Perfectionism

You may wonder why sports kids need to be freed from being <b>perfectionists.</b>After all, <b>perfectionist</b> athletes work hard, show up on time, and listen to …

Self-help

How To Stay Calm and Composed in Competition

In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about staying calm and composed in competition. …

Mindfulness

Mental Strategies of a Pregame Routine

Pregame Mental Game Strategies<p>In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your <b>sports psychology</b> and <b>mental training</b> questions about 5 mental …

How To Refocus Quickly When Distracted

Help Your Athletes Refocus Quickly in Games<p>In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your <b>sports psychology</b> and <b>mental training</b> questions about …

Sports Science

Help Sports Kids Trust Their Skills

Bringing Your Practice Confidence to Games<p>In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your <b>sports psychology</b> and <b>mental training</b> questions about …

Sports Kids And Social Approval

Social Approval in Youth Sports<p>Sports kids have lots of <b>worries</b> in youth sports—worries that hurt their <b>confidence and performance.</b><p>A big one, …

Self-help

Pregame Tips for Sports Parents

Please feel free to share our youth <b>sports psychology</b> infographic below.<p>Enjoy Our Confident Sports Kid Series!<p>“The Confident Sports Kid” – Help young …

Sports Kids Who Focus on the Process

Focusing on The Process in Youth Sports<p>You’ve all heard about how kids—and adults—get into a <b>“flow”</b> state while playing sports.<p>But what is it and how …

Kinesiology

Help Sports Kids Stay Focused

Helping Sports Kids Focus<p>There are so many ways sports kids get <b>distracted</b> when they’re playing sports or performing.<p>For example, they might worry …

Self-improvement

Sports Kids' Playing Time

Playing Time in Youth Sports<p>When sports kids don’t get enough playing time, it can really hurt their <b>confidence, motivation,</b> and <b>self-esteem.</b><p>They feel …

Sports Kids Who Doubt Their Ability

Sports parents, do you ever hear phrases like this uttered by your sports kids?<p><i>“I’m not sure I can kick the ball like that.”</i>• <i><br>“I’m too small to make</i> …

Self-help

Helping Sports Kids Learn From Games

Sports Kids Who Learn From Games<p>Kids need to walk away from games with renewed <b>confidence</b>—or at least with their <b>confidence</b> intact.<p>In the third of our …

Kinesiology

Postgame Confidence in Youth Sports

Postgame Confidence in Sports Kids<p>As you may know, we’ve created a series of audios about how you can build your sports kids’ <b>confidence</b> after a …

Self-help

How To Have A Determined Mindset In Sports

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi said it best, <i>“The will to win is not nearly so important as the will to prepare to win.”</i>Every athlete wants …

Self-improvement

Dufner Makes Great Shots Under Pressure

Every golfer desires to have “nerves of steel” when facing critical shots. But many golfers implode when faced with big shots. Questioning your …

Golf

How To Perform Well Despite Tough Conditions

Cold weather can have a definite impact on the outcome of a game. Some athletes can play at a high level when temperatures are low and some players …

Richard Sherman