Kids Sports Psychology for Parents and Coaches
Jack Malley, a sports dad, longtime coach and author of "Meet the Lunatics who Run Your Kids' Sports Leagues," discusses the problems associated with early specialization in sports and identifies which kids are best suited for early specialization.
KSP interviews Troy Drayton, coordinator of youth programs for the Miami Dolphins, who says distractions are a top mental game challenge for kids. He offers tips for both young athletes and their parents, saying sometimes parents push too hard.
KSP interviews Dr. Joan Steidenger, a licensed clinical and sports psychologist who works with athletes at all levels, discusses the challenges female teen athletes face and how parents should address them. Listen to her interview here
Commitment and Responsibility in Youth Sports Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Kirk Mango, a three-time Hall of Fame Athlete, National Champion, and author of "Becoming A True Champion." Sports kids too often think, "I want it now."
Kids' Sports Psychology interviews Danny Cullinane, a coach and sports parent who lectures in sports development in England. He explains why it's so critical to build a positive team culture to help build confidence and promote a positive sports experience
Kids' Sports Psychology interviews Brian Swarz, a coach, ref and umpire about tips for parents on how to best build confidence during games. Learn how to help your sports kids get the most out of their performance in competition.
Kids' Sports Psychology interviews Steve Sebold about having a winning attitude in sports. Learn these confidence boosting mental game strategies to help young athletes perform their best in practice and in competition.
Kids' Sports Psychology interviews Dr. Diane Stoler, Neuropsychologist and Sports Psychologist, about how to train athletes' brain for ultimate performance. Learn techniques kids can use to help them focus and relax in sports
Kids' Sports Psychology interviews Kristin Carroll, vice president of corporate and consumer marketing for Active Network about a recent survey that provides details about what motivates kids to participate in sports--and what doesn't
How can you teach your kids to be winning losers? Lots of ways, says Frank J. Sileo, PhD, a psychologist with more than 16 years' experience working with kids and families and the author of Sally Sore Loser: A Story about Winning and Losing
Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Jake Kuritz. a coach, coach instructor, and former Division 1 athlete about why gifted and precocious kids avoid working hard and sometimes undermine the team's work ethic. He explains how best to motivate these young athletes
Lisa Cohn and Dr. Cohn talk with Gary Avischious, founder and head coach of coachingschool.org about how he integrates the science of play into his practices and how it boosts his young athletes' performance. Learn how kids improve faster with play
KSP interviews Hal Wissel, a basketball coach who has worked for numerous NBA teams 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
In this workbook program, you'll learn valuable sports psychology strategies for helping young athletes stay focused and composed when they're harassed by bullies. Kids learn what to focus on, what to say and do when bullies strike. Free for Kids Sports Psychology members!
Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Brenda, the sports mom to a skater who admits she struggles with high expectations, perfectionism and nervousness when her daughter skates. Her daughter tells Brenda specifically how this undermines her skating. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides
In this teleseminar, mental game expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers questions from Sarah Dano and other figure skaters regarding the mental game of skating. Dr. Cohn teaches skaters how to cope with distractions and focus their best
Ultimate Sports Parent Radio gets tips from Barbara Hopewell, sports mom to Summer Sanders, a swimmer who won four medals at the 1992 Olympic games. Summer wrote a book about her parents called "Champions are Raised, Not Born: How My Parents Made Me a Success."
Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Lumuli Kyumba, a high school track and field coach who says her young athletes often perform better in practice than during competition. She gives tips for helping them trust their instincts and improve
Lisa Cohn and Patrick Cohn interview Twan Russell, a former Miami Dolphins player and current Director of Youth Programs for the Dolphins. He talked about how pre-game jitters help sports kids--and why pre-game
Lisa Cohn interviews Kirk Mango, a coach, National Champion, 3-Time All-American, and Hall of Fame Athlete and writer working on a book, "Becoming A True Champion." They discuss how determination affects kids in sports, especially when they face adversity.