What stresses you out about youth sports? The busyness? The coaching conflicts? The drama?
Although youth sports is supposed to be a fun experience for you and your children, it’s inevitable that youth sports stress will creep in. After all, competition comes with pressure and that pressure affects sports parents in a multitude of ways.
Between rides to frequent practices, individualized coaching sessions, and transportation to out-of-town tournaments, parents have taken on a far greater role in the sports their children play in the past decade.
I offer programs to help parents deal with the stress, anxiety, and emotions of being a sports parent.
As you and your child-athlete walk away from youth sports, you will know that if you learned to cope with stress within the snapshot of sports, you can learn to handle it in the bigger picture of life.
Welcome to Athletes Mental Trainer, I’m passionate about helping athletes, their families, and coaches enrich their lives through sport by learning life skills, achieving high levels of performance, and enjoying their sport participation.
As a sports parent, you play a critical role in helping your young athlete feel confident and become successful in sports. What you say, your body language during a competition, even how you think about sports will affect your athletes’ confidence. As a parent, you should understand what influences your athletes’ confidence, focus, and composure on the playing field.
Kids naturally want to please their parents and make them feel proud of their accomplishments. But you should also understand many parents unknowingly pressure their athlete and instill a fear of failure. Ever wonder why young athletes lose interest in a sport they love to play? I’ll let you in on a secret: the fear of letting a parent down is the biggest source of failure for young athletes.
I offer mental game training programs tailored to meet every athlete’s needs and help them to remove the interference from their full potential. From 1-on-1 mental training programs for individual athletes to team, parent and organizational workshops, my holistic approach to delivering both sport psychology and sport science can be seen throughout my services that offer the best methods for improving performance and overall well-being.
Instill in your children the confidence to pursue their sports goals with passion and gusto.