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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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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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Every Sports Parent Needs This

By Chase_760 - Aug 06 2015
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I really enoyed this podcast. The information is essential if your kids participate in sports. You learn how to respond to your kids and deal with many of the issues that parents face.

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10 Ratings
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Every Sports Parent Needs This

By Chase_760 - Aug 06 2015
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I really enoyed this podcast. The information is essential if your kids participate in sports. You learn how to respond to your kids and deal with many of the issues that parents face.

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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.

How To Help Kids Play Freely and Intuitively During Games

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews John, the father of a 6.5-year-old athlete who plays less creatively, intuitively and freely during games. Sports psychology expert Dr. Patrick Cohn answers these questions: Why doesn’t the boy perform as well during games? What’s causing him to tighten up and play below his abilities? Why is it so important for kids to trust in the skills they learn in practice and play freely during games? And how can parents help athletes like this young boy have fun and loosen up during games?

Jan 14 2008

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Identifying Anxiety in Young Athletes

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Dr. Cory Bank, an athlete-turned-psychologist whose practice focuses on sports psychology. He explains how to identify anxiety in young athletes and how to deal with it. It's important for parents to look past their own athletic hopes for their children and observe their kids objectively in order to identify anxiety.

Feb 05 2009

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Helping Anxious Sports Kids Cope with Anxiety

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Kids with anxiety often experience higher levels of anxiety in high-pressure sports situations.Dr. Jeremy Pettit, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology in the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University, gives tips for helping these kids.

Apr 16 2014

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Good Coaches, Bad Coaches: A Conversation

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews David Jacobson, marketing communications manager for the Positive Coaching Alliance, about the Alliance’s new National Conversation on Coaching effort. How are people responding to tough questions about coaching? What are people writing in about? What’s on the minds of sports parents today? Providing commentary is mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn.

May 22 2008

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Youth Confidence Tips From A Former Pro Athlete

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Steve Siebold, a former
professional athlete (top 500 tennis player), a mental toughness coach to
professional and amateur athletes, and the author of "177 Mental Toughness
Secrets of The World Class" about what builds confidence in sports kids.

Oct 25 2012

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How To Motivate Young Athletes

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How do you motivate young athletes? Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews
Steven Frierman, a professor at Hofstra University and a former coach who
advises coaches and athletes about the mental game.

Jan 23 2014

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How Much Should Sports Parents Push?

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews John Poncy, a sports dad, youth
coach, and former soccer player for the Armed Forces National Team about
his role as sports parent to passionate young players. How much should he
push his kids? At what point are sports parents pushing too hard? Mental
game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides advice as part of Kids' Sports Psychology's Sports Parents' Coach program.

Nov 03 2010

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Are You, Too, Distracting Your Sports Kids?

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Brenda, the mom to a skater who admits she struggles with nervousness, high expectations and perfectionism while watching her daughter skate. Her daughter tells her this undermines her skating. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides coaching to improve Brenda's sports parenting.

Sep 07 2011

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Using Biofeedback to Boost Mental Stamina

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Wes Sime Ph.d. , a sports
psychologist who has worked with Olympic athletes and coaches, and was a
professor of health and human performance at the University of Nebaraska.
He specializes in using biodfeedback and neurofeedback in sports. Our
topic: Helping sports Kkds boost their mental stamina using biofeedback and neurofeedback. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary about how kids can use similar ideas--without the sensors--to improve their mental stamina.

Sep 08 2010

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How Sports Kids Should Be Responsible for Their Confidence

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Too often, kids look for praise from others to boost their confidence. In
this interview with mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn, he speaks directly
to young athletes about how they should be responsible for their own
confidence.

Feb 03 2015

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When Sports Kids Don't Believe in Themselves

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Kymber Veautour, a Top Warner cheer coach and member of the Weplay coaches’ committee about what coaches and parents can do when kids don't believe in themselves--and sabotage their performance. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides tips and
commentary.

Jul 28 2010

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Communication to Help Build Kids' Confidence

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How can parents and coaches help kids develop character and confidence in
youth sports? Communication is key, says Michael Langlois, co-owner of
Prospect Communications, which helps parents, coaches and administrators
develop more effective communication approaches. The father of four grown
sons who played many sports, Langlois gives tips about what to say before a game, after a mistake, and more.

Oct 27 2010

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The Optimal "Push" From Sports Parents?

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Larry Lauer, Ph.D., director of
coaching education and development for the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, about how parents can strike a balance between motivating their kids in sports and pressuring them. His comments are based on a study funded by the US Tennis Society that applies to parents and kids in all sports, he says. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.

Jun 07 2008

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6 Mistakes By Well-Meaning Sports Parents

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In a Yahoo! Parenting article, we (Lisa and Patrick Cohn), identified six
common sports parent sins. In this podcast, we discuss those sins, often
committed by well-meaning sports parents. You can read the article here:
https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/6-surprising-sports-parent-sins-12225094020
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Jun 23 2015

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How to Boost Your Sports Kids' Resilience

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Dr. Kate Lund, a psychologist, performance coach and author of "Bounce -- Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports and Life," explains the importance of resilience in kids' lives and gives tips for building resilience.

Aug 23 2017

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Why Sports Parents Should "Back Off"

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Tommy Weber, a former professional baseball player who has coached Division 1 players for 24 years and is now also coaching kids 7-18. Parents are too involved in their kids' sports experience, he says. He suggests parents provide a more "organic" experience for their kids. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary. (11 minutes)

Jun 08 2009

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How Parents Should Communicate with Young Athletes

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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.

Sep 26 2018

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Helping Players with Failure in Youth Baseball

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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.

Feb 14 2018

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Building Confidence with a Positive Team Culturs

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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.

Apr 11 2018

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Post-Game Tips for Sports Parents #3: Learning, Growing

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Sports kids need to walk away from games with renewed confidence—or at least with their confidence intact. In the third of our series of podcasts about post-game tips for sports parents, that’s the idea we want parents and coaches to embrace.

Oct 21 2015

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Why Girls Drop Out of Sports More Often than Boys

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Nancy Lough, professor at
University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), who focuses on gender equity in
sports, explains why more girls drop out of sports than boys. It's due, in
part, to stereotypes about what boys and girls should be doing.She also
describes how girls are becoming more actively involved in pushing for
equal pay in professional sports.

Nov 20 2019

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Addressing Kids' Social Challenges in Youth Sports

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Caroline Maguire, author of "Why Will No One Play with Me?" and a
professional certified coach who has worked with Olympic and other
athletes, gives tips for helping young athletes read others' cues. Being
better able to respond to social cues improves players' experience, helps
them avoid getting into trouble and allows them to listen to direction, she
says. She addresses other mental game topics, including fear of failure and
perfectionism.

Nov 05 2019

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Anxiety & Depression Increasing in Young Athletes

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The pressures of modern youth sports are creating stress related mental health issues in young athletes. But there’s a non-traditional way of addressing this stress.

That’s what we learned during our interview with Bradley Donohue, a psychology professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and director of The Optimum Performance Program in Sports (TOPPS), a mental health program for athletes.

Oct 22 2019

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Why Sports Parents Need to be Patient

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Alex Molden, former NFL player, motivational speaker, high school football coach and sports parent. He says the biggest challenge for parents is being patient and letting kids develop at their own pace.

Oct 02 2019

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Coaching Women's Volleyball in the Age of Social Media

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Tricia Roos, Bishop Lynch High School’s head women’s volleyball coach, talks about how social media in youth sports affects communication--and what she does about it on her high school teams.

Sep 18 2019

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How Important is Winning in Youth Sports?

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Brooks Elms, a youth sports coach and former Division 3 player for NYU, says he's spent countless hours thinking about whether winning is important in sports. He brings that background to his coaching, helping kids focus on staying in the moment. In this interview, he gives tips for coaching and communicating with kids.

Jul 23 2019

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Embracing Playfulness in Youth Sports

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Mohammed Almarzouq, 27, from Saudi Arabia, a recent ninja coach for kids at
Skyhook Ninja Fitness, has appeared on American Ninja Warrior twice. The
"Grownup Child" talks about the benefits of playfulness in sports, and how
he encourages playfulness in youth sports. Follow him on instagram @grownupchild

Jul 09 2019

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How This Young Tennis Player Beat a Cold Streak

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Mary Nhin, co-author, along with her son, Kobe, of "How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas," describes how learning about mental toughness helped her son overcome a cold streak in tennis. She provides mental toughness tips.

Jun 05 2019

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How Our Program Helped This Perfectionist Athlete

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Richard Burke, a coach for numerous youth sports teams, explains how our "Ultimate Sports Parent" program helped a 10-year-old athlete address perfectionism in baseball.

May 22 2019

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Helping Low-Income Kids Participate in Youth Sports

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Kaig Lightner, founder of Portland
Community Football Club, a soccer club that aims to provide low-income kids
affordable access to sports. Team members, many of them hispanic, often must grapple with bullying from other teams, he says.

Mar 06 2019

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Why Sports Parents Should Drop the Sports Fan Mindset

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Bob Katz, a journalist, former sports dad and coach and author of the kids' book "EZ and the Intangibles," discusses why it's important for sports parents to drop the sports fan mindset when watching their kids perform.

Jan 16 2019

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Why Young Kids are Dropping Out of 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.

Oct 24 2018

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How Parents Should Communicate with Young Athletes

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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.

Sep 26 2018

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How Nutrition Affects the Mental Game in Youth Sports

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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.

Aug 22 2018

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Helping Sports Kids Who Focus on Fairness

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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?

Apr 11 2018

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Building Confidence with a Positive Team Culturs

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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.

Apr 11 2018

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Building Confidence with Fairness in Youth Sports Coaching

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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.

Feb 21 2018

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Helping Players with Failure in Youth Baseball

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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.

Feb 14 2018

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How to Protect Sports Kids from Predators, Bullies and other Dangers

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Chris Trieste, a veteran educator with extensive experience in coaching,
teaching, and administration gives parents tips about how to protect sports
kids from predators and bullies in light of the USA Gymnastics Team
scandal.

Jan 31 2018

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How Exercise Boosts Kids' Concentration & Brain Function

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Ted Theocheung, CEO of the
Specialized Foundation, about recent studies that show how exercise boosts
brain function, attention and concentration in kids with ADHD--and everyone
else. The foundation has partnered with Stanford University to fund
research to better understand the effects of exercise on brain function and
cognition in children with ADHD. During the interview, the experts stress
that exercise helps all kids with brain function and concentration.

Nov 15 2017

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