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Boosting Kids' Confidence on Game Day

At The Ultimate Sports Parent, we often see kids who excel in practice, but freeze up during games. This can be frustrating and confusing for parents and coaches. What's going on in the young ..
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Parenting Perfectionist Young Athletes

Often, parents worry about young athletes who are hard on themselves, become easily frustrated, and take disappointment home with them. You're likely familiar with these types of athletes. They're ..
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How To Help Young Athletes Set Goals in Sports

Too often, sports parents set goals for their kids that are different than the kids’ goals. It's important to help sports kids identify their own goals and then help them follow through on ..
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Ensuring Young Athletes Don't Drop Out of Sports

Did you know that 75% of all young athletes drop out of sports by the time they are 13? They drop out because taking part in youth sports is no longer enjoyable for them. What factors might prompt ..
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Helping Young Athletes Trust in Their Skills When Competing

Do your sports kids excel in practice, but freeze up in competition? Do they have a hard time just being spontaneous and “free" when they compete? Are they so afraid of making mistakes that ..
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When Talented Kid Athletes Face High Expectations

Chris, the sports mom of an 8-year-old athlete, faces a difficult dilemma: Her son is a talented goalie in hockey, but he's so good that his team mates and coaches rely on him. Chris's problem: The ..
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Four Common Sports Parenting Challenges

I'm a youth soccer coach and sports mom/step mom to four young athletes aged 8 to 19. Our kids dance, skate, ski, run cross-country, and play soccer, lacrosse, football and basketball. As a sports ..
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When Should Parents Complain About a Youth Sports Coach's ..

As a sports mom, mom and step mom to four young athletes, age 8 to 19, one of my biggest challenges is understanding how to deal with coaches. I've come in contact with every kind of coach ..
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Sports Parents Need Mental Training Too

As a sports psychology expert, I often work very closely with my students’ parents when I provide one-on-one mental coaching for young athletes. That's because it helps me-and my students-when ..
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How To Evaluate Your Athlete's Youth Sports Coach

In my 15 years as a sports parent, one of the most difficult challenges I ever faced was dealing with an abusive coach. My son was a 7th grader who loved basketball more than anything in the world, ..
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Helping Your Athlete Cope With Pressure

Do you know what kind of pressures your young athletes grapple with? As sports parents, it's important to be tuned in to this issue. If your athletes are equestrians, for example, they likely feel ..
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Filling An Athlete's "Emotional Tank"

How can parents and coaches fill a young athlete's “emotional tank?" Coaches need to praise kids five times before they provide one piece of constructive criticism, says David Jacobson, a ..
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