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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

10 Ratings
Average Ratings
7
2
1
0
0

Every Sports Parent Needs This

By Chase_760 - Aug 06 2015
Read more
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.

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: When Kids Pressure Themselves to Be Perfect

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Jane, a sports mom and tennis pro, along with her Division 1 tennis player. He describes his drive to be perfect--and how it hurt his game in the past. With a little mental game help, he overcame this challenge, Jane says. She tells how. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary. 13:08.

May 21 2009

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Rank #3: Top Confidence Tips from A Former NBA Coach

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Hal Wissel, a basketball coach who has worked for numerous NBA teams, is founder of Basketball World, and author of Basketball: Steps to Success, about how to build confidence in young athletes. His tips--for basketball shooters--apply to all sports kids.

Feb 29 2012

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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: Bouncing Back from Disappointment in Youth Sports

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Tamar Chansky, child psychologist and author of, “Freeing Your Child From Negative Thinking.” She discusses how to help sports kids be resilient and bounce back from disappointment. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary. (11:47 minutes)

Jul 09 2009

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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: What Girls Want From Youth Sports

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Joan Steidinger, author of "Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete," about why girls take part in sports, what they want to get out of it, and how parents can support them.

Nov 19 2014

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: Intense Sports Kids and Anger and Upset

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Daniel St.Andre, president of the Town and Country Lacrosse Assoc., gives tips for dealing with kids who play positions that require them to focus intensely. These kids often get upset or angry if they make mistakes.

Jul 22 2013

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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: When Talented Players Face High Expectations

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Chris, a sports mom whose 8-year-old son is a talented young hockey goalie. He plays goalie so well that his team really depends on him. But lately, these expectations have led him to make excuses for not playing. What should a sports parent do in this situation? Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides tips.

May 15 2007

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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: Training Kids' Brains To Boost Their Performance

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Diane Stoler (drdiane.com), a neuropsychologist, about how parents can help "train" athletes' brains to reduce performance anxiety and boost performance.

Sep 27 2012

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Rank #19: Post-Game Tips for Sports Parents: 1st in a Series

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In this Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interview, mental game expert Dr. Patrick
Cohn identifies some of the challenges sports parents face after a game.
This is first in a series of post-game tips with Lisa Cohn and Patrick
Cohn.

Oct 07 2015

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Rank #20: 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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