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Building Confidence in Young Athletes1



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 th



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Help Your Sports Kids Build Leadership Skills

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:45:05 GMT

Jamy Bechler, a former college basketball coach and author of “The Leadership Playbook: Be Your Team’s Most Valuable Leader,” provides advice about how to build strong leaders in sports. And they don't have to be team captains!


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Why Girls Drop Out of Sports at a Rate Six Times Higher Than Boys

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:23:18 GMT

Girls drop out of sports at a rate that's six times higher than boys, research shows. In this podcast, Lisa Cohn, host of Ultimate Sports Parent Radio, interviews Samantha Salvia, a World Champion Ultimate Frisbee player who leads Positive Coaching Alliance workshops for coaches, athletes, and sports parents in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Benjamin Dudley, sports dad, coach and executive director for the Portland Chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance. They address why girls are dropping out and how the trend can be reversed.


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Just Let the Kids Play, Says Former NBA Player, Author

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:25:39 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews former NBA player Bob Bigalow, author of "Just Let the Kids Play," and "Youth Sports: Still Failing Our Kids," about the challenges in youth sports today. He and mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn discuss how parents can help kids feel happy and confident in youth sports, rather than being over-involved.


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Kids Don't Need to Win Pregame Warmups

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:08:18 GMT

Often, sports kids lose confidence if they don’t do well during pregame warmups. This is especially true of perfectionists, who want to get everything just right all the time. In this interview with mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn, parents learn that sports kids don’t need to win pregame warmups—and how to deal with perfectionists who think they do need to win them.


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How Pregame Jitters Can Help Sports Kids

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:03:24 GMT

In this Ultimate Sports Radio podcast episode, mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn discusses how the pregame jitters can help kids focus better and boost their energy just before a game. However, sometimes those butterflies and sweaty palms are more than just jitters; they2019re actually performance anxiety.Visit www.Ultimatesportsparent.com and stay tuned for our new 10-Minute Pregame Prep program


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When Moms Play Football to Learn about Youth Sports

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:39:34 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Bob Jordan, a youth sports coach of 35 years who in the 1960s asked the mothers of his football players to learn how to play the sport. What did they learn? Learn more about Jordan and his books for moms by listening!


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

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:55:55 GMT

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.


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Post-Game Tips for Sports Parents #2: Communication

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 18:57:02 GMT

In the second of our "Post-Game Tips for Sports Parents" audios, Dr. Patrick Cohn, mental game expert, gives sports parents tips about how to communicate with kids after a game. A few tips: Don't dwell on their mistakes and look for learning opportunities.


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

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:21:50 GMT

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.


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What Sports Kids Can Learn from the Williams Upset in US Open

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:05:55 GMT

What can sports kids learn from underdog Roberta Vinci beating Serena Williams in the US Open semi-finals? A lot. In this podcast, mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn identifies the mental game issues--especially expectations and perfectionism--that came into play during the semi-finals.


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How New Sports Dads Can Instill Confidence in Their Athletes

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 20:20:45 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Jason Kreidman, founder of Dudes to Dads, which provides advice and support to new fathers. He is also a former high school and college athlete who spent most of his waking hours as a child immersed in youth sports, an experience that was both positive and negative. He gives tips for new sports dads.


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Sports Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:04:11 GMT

In this Ultimate Sports Parent Radio episode, Brian Brunkow, author of "Zero Offseason: Divorce & Sports Parenting" gives divorced parents tips about sports parenting. The bottom line: Keep your kids' best interests in mind.


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6 Mistakes By Well-Meaning Sports Parents

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:51:22 GMT

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 2.html


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How Coaches Can Build Trust in Young Athletes

Wed, 13 May 2015 16:03:04 GMT

How can coaches build trust in young athletes and why is trust so important? Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Thom Schauerman, varsity soccer coach and middle school volleyball coach at The Shipley School. Coaches can't impart life lessons in sports kids unless they have first earned kids' trust, he says. He shares innovative ideas for building a tight-knit team and trust.


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How Youth Coaches Can Help Sports Kids Build Life Skills

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:30:50 GMT

Megan Bartlett, Chief Program Officer for Up2Us, talks about how her program uses sports to integrate behavioral development into youth sports. The training teaches youth coaches how to build life skills.


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How Sports Kids Should Be Responsible for Their Confidence

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:57:13 GMT

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.


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How High Expectations Hurt Sports Kids' Confidence

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:51:45 GMT

In Part 2 of this series created specifically for young athletes, mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn explains how and why high expectations hurt sports kids' confidence. Learn more at www.YouthSportsPsychology.com


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How Sports Kids Should Think About Warm Ups

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:23:38 GMT

In the first of a series of podcasts in which mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn speaks directly to young athletes about mental game issues, he tells kids how to think about warm ups. They're not meant to be a competition to win.


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Tips for Sports Kids From an All-American Athlete

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:00:13 GMT

Kirk Mango is a former Division I National Champion, 3-Time All-American, 3-Time Hall of Fame Athlete, and was selected in 2009 as #8 on Northern Illinois University's Top 50 Huskies of All-Time list. In high school, however, his coach told him he wouldn't make it. Mango, who says he was a mediocre gymnast at the time, set his sights on become a state champion--in 10 months. What choices did Mango make, what mental mindset did he embrace to make it to the top--and even publish a book, "Becoming a True Champion?"


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What Girls Want From Youth Sports

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:31:51 GMT

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.


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The Four Keys to Keeping Kids in Youth Sports

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:43:47 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Cris Dobrosielski, an author, motivational speaker, fitness expert and longtime youth sports coach about a new George Washington University study that identifies the four keys to keeping kids in youth sports.


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How Breakthrough Thinking Helps Sports Kids

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:40:39 GMT

How can sports kids overcome challenges like perfectionism? How can they think in ways that help them feel like they're breaking through barriers to confidence and performance?Gene Jones, a former athlete, sports coach, and former sports commentator explains how breakthrough thinking can help young athletes.


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How Common Medications Hurt Sports Kids

Mon, 19 May 2014 19:14:48 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Dr. Christopher Stankovich, Ph.D., a professional athletic counselor, about how more and more kids are prescribed medications for mental health issues and how the medications affects kids' mental game. Stankovich, who believes the medications are over-prescribed, says that, among other things, the meds hurt undermine kids' creativity and spontaneity--essential traits in youth sports and life.


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Helping Anxious Sports Kids Cope with Anxiety

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:26:51 GMT

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.


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Helping Sports Kids Prove They Can Make an Impact on their Team

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:30:36 GMT

How can sports kids who've just joined a team prove to the coach and team mates that they can make an impact? In this interview, Audrey, mother of Bjorn, explains how her son joined a AAA team and lost confidence when the coach didn't play him enough and the kids didn't pass to him. But all that changed.


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Helping Sports Kids Prove They Can Make an Impact on their Team

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:30:27 GMT

How can sports kids who've just joined a team prove to the coach and team mates that they can make an impact? In this interview, Audrey, mother of Bjorn, explains how her son joined a AAA team and lost confidence when the coach didn't play him enough and the kids didn't pass to him. But all that changed.


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Shifting Expectations of Sports Kids Who Expect Little of Themselves

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:14:22 GMT

How do you shift the expectations of sports kids, especially in urban areas, who don't expect much from themselves? In this fascinating interview with Ultimate Sports Parent Radio, Eric DeMeulenaere, a Clark University professor and former soccer coach and author of "Reflections From the Field,” tells how. He also identifies traits of the best coaches.


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Get Sports Kids Inspired With This Author's Tips

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:46:56 GMT

Too often, sports kids come to practice and go through the motions, says Bobby Kipper, a former college coach and co-author of a new book, "Performance Driven Thinking." He gives tips for inspiring, motivating and focusing young athletes using "performance driven thinking."


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How To Motivate Young Athletes

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:46:26 GMT

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.


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Fun Tips for Introducing Kids to Youth Sports

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:46:14 GMT

VJ Stanley, a retired college hockey coach and youth sports coach of 30 years who wants to change sports and bring back healthy fun for children, gives detailed and fun tips for introducing young kids to sports.


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The Value of Sports Kids' Supporting Each Other

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:07:42 GMT

Brad Jubin, co-founder of "A Team That Always Plays for Each Other." discusses the value of ensuring sports kids' Number One Priority is supporting each other.


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Why Steroid Use Hurts Young Athletes

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:50:31 GMT

How does all the news about steroid use in sports hurt young athletes? Kirk Mango, national champion, Hall of Famer, and author of 201CBecoming A True Champion," says that this is a big distraction for young athletes. He explains what kids should be focusing on.


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How Coaches Affect Sports Kids' Confidence

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:19:56 GMT

Kevin MacCauley, founder of BookACoach, describes how youth coaches can hurt or boost kids' confidence in sports. His company provides private, one-on-one coaching nationwide.


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Intense Sports Kids and Anger and Upset

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:03:38 GMT

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.


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Sports Mom/Former Olympic Athlete Gives Mental Game Tips

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:15:27 GMT

Courtney Johnson, a silver Olympic medialist water polo player who is now a sports parent gives mental game tips for parents, based on her experience with her own children. She covers perfectionism, fear of failure and other topics.


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The Pitfalls of Early Specialization in Sports

Wed, 22 May 2013 20:30:54 GMT

Jack Malley, sports dad, coach, and author of “Meet the Lunatics who Run Your Kids’ Sports Leagues," addresses the pitfalls of early specialization and offers sports parents tips. When does it make sense to specialize early?


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Distractions: A Top Challenge for Sports Kids

Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:30:38 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio 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 pressure their sports kids too much.


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Challenges of Teen Female Athletes

Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:02:54 GMT

Dr. Joan Steidenger, a licensed clinical and sports psychologist who works with athletes at all levels and a certified consultant to the Association of Applied Sports Psychology, discusses the challenges female teen athletes face and how parents should address them. Many female teens drop out, she says.


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Responsibility and Commitment in Youth Sports

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:49:38 GMT

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." But becoming a true champion, he says, requires commitment and responsibility. He explains how parents can help impart these values and improve kids' experiences.


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Making The Most of Youth Sports in the UK

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:37:55 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Danny Cullinane, a coach and a sports parent who lectures in sports development. He says pressure is the Number One mental game challenge sports kids face in the UK, and discusses how those involved in sports development help kids thrive. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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A Youth Coach's Tips for Avoiding Sideline Mayhem

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:02:42 GMT

Brian Swarz, a coach, ref and umpire gives tips for parents about how to best build confidence during games. Patrick Cohn, a mental game expert, provides commentary.


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Youth Confidence Tips From A Former Pro Athlete

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:22:07 GMT

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.


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Training Kids' Brains To Boost Their Performance

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:34:37 GMT

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.


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New Study: What Motivates Kids to Play Sports

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:03:08 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio 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. Some interesting surprises!


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New Study: What Motivates Kids to Play Sports

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:35:41 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio 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. Some surprising conclusions!



Teaching Kids to be Winning Losers

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:20:56 GMT

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. He gives tips about how to help sports kids make the most of losing.


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Boosting Sports Kids' Performance with The Science of Play

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:36:17 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews 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. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Top Confidence Tips from A Former NBA Coach

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:19:05 GMT

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.


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Teaching Sports Kids To Resolve Conflicts--and Not Bully

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:55:17 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent interviews Dr. Robert Goldman, a Psy.D. psychologist, criminal defense attorney and author of "No Room for Vengeance," about his unique strategy for ending bullying. We need to teach our children how to resolve conflicts in a more transformative manner, and he tells how to do this.


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How One Family Fought Coach Bullying and Won

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:48:39 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews holly, the sports mom to a high school''+ swimmer who abandoned his dream of being an Olympic swimmer because he was bullied by a coach. The family took on the system and changed USA Swimming's code of Conduct to address bullying.


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Why Sports Kids Need To Focus and Get in The Zone

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:21:16 GMT

Lisa Cohn of Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn about why it's so important for young athletes to learn how to hone their focus. He explains how destructive distractions can be, and tells how the new program, "The Focused Sports Kid," helps parents and coaches teach kids how and what to focus on in sports, and how to refocus when they're distracted. For more information, visit http://www.youthsportspsychology.com/youth_sports_psychology_blog/?p=1575


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Sports Mom's Success In Dealing With Difficult Coach

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:31:55 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews sports mom Kim, who successfully took our advice and found ways to communicate with a coach about how he hurt her son by humiliating and yelling at him. When the coach changed his behavior, Kim's son broke team records. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Sports Mom's Success In Dealing With Difficult Coach

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:31:11 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews sports mom Kim, who successfully took our advice and found ways to communicate with a coach about how he hurt her son by humiliating and yelling at him. When the coach changed his behavior, Kim's son broke team records. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Sports Mom's Success In Dealing With Difficult Coach

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:30:29 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews sports mom Kim, who successfully took our advice and found ways to communicate with a coach about how he hurt her son by humiliating and yelling at him. When the coach changed his behavior, Kim's son broke team records. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Sports Mom's Success In Dealing With Difficult Coach

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:29:52 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews sports mom Kim, who successfully took our advice and found ways to communicate with a coach about how he hurt her son by humiliating and yelling at him. When the coach changed his behavior, Kim's son broke team records. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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How Sports Parents' Emotions Affect Their Kids' Experience

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 18:24:40 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Anthony Ross, an Australian sport psychologist and former All-American tennis player, and director of SportParentSupport.com, who shares his research about how parents' childhood memories of sports can affect their behavior as sports parents. He provides tips for helping sports parents get a handle on their emotions and improve their kids' experience.


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The Effects of Sports Injuries on Young Athletes

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:32:19 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Joe Dinoffer, president of Oncourt Offcourt and sports dad to a tennis player who suffered an injury that took her out of tennis when she was a top player. When this happened, she was being homeschooled and her parents had bought a bigger house to accomodate her sports career. Should parents plan for such injuries? What can parents do when injuried derail sports kids?


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Why Unstructured Play is Key for Sports Kids

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:26:51 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Gary Simmons, author of "Gymbag Wisdom," and a sports performance specialist. He says that the best athletes who come to him had lots of unstructured play. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Youth Coach Uses Sports Psychology to Win

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:32:17 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Tony Acosta, who coaches 10- 11-year-olds in Australian rules football, about how he used Kids' Sports Psychology resources to beat a formidable opponent and win a championship.


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Are You, Too, Distracting Your Sports Kids?

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:55:12 GMT

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.


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Secrets From the Parent of an Olympic Athlete

Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:37:58 GMT

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 “Champion are Raised, Not Born: How My Parents Made Me a Success." Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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How Sports Kids Can Improve By Trusting Their Instincts

Mon, 25 Jul 2011 20:16:26 GMT

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 their performance during competition.


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How Pre-Game Jitters Help Sports Kids

Thu, 09 Jun 2011 23:04:27 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews 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 fear hurts them. He says that a top issue for young football players is maintaining composure.


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How Important is Determination in Youth Sports

Wed, 11 May 2011 21:14:20 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio 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." Our topic: Determination and how it affects kids in sports, especially when they face adversity. Providing commentary is Dr. Patrick Cohn, mental game expert.


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Homeschooling: Pressure for Young Athletes?

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:05:10 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Andrea Leib, a former teacher who is founder of stayontrack.net, which is an online school for athletes who need to homeschool due to demanding travel and practice schedules. Does homeschooling provide a relief for these kids or does it add pressure? Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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How to Deal With Difficult/Bully Coaches

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 21:09:41 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Christopher Hickey, executive director of the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education, about how parents can deal with difficult or bully coaches. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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What College Plan is Best for Sports Kids

Wed, 09 Feb 2011 21:10:33 GMT

What’s best for sports kids as they aim for college teams? Ultimate Sports Parent Radio's Lisa Cohn talks to Joe Rice, a coach for 20 years with a website called kudda.com. The parent of two college players, he says why aiming solely for Division 1 sports is not a good idea. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Helping Sports Kids Commit to Growth

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:30:34 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Rob Barber, president of USAthletic Baseball, which provides baseball training programs. Barber, who has coached a number of baseball players who went on to become major league players, talks about helping kids commit to developing as players. That includes ensuring they don't blame others for setbacks. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Why Talent is Over-rated in Youth Sports

Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:34:27 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Kirk Mango, a coach, national champion, 3-Time All-American, Hall of Fame Athlete and writer working on a book, “Becoming A True Champion” about why talent is over-rated. He talks about why hard work, commitment and strong mental game skills are just as, if not more important, than talent in youth sports.


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Bullied Kids Who Drop Out of Sports

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:15:48 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Steve, a sports dad and hockey coach. He tells stories about racial bullying and its effect on kids in sports, giving an example of one young athlete who dropped out of sports. Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary and advice.


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Instilling Confidence When Sports Kids Fear Failure

Tue, 07 Dec 2010 20:37:33 GMT

As part of Kids' Sports Psychology's Sports Parents' Coach audio series, Lisa Cohn and Dr. Patrick Cohn give advice to Jennifer, the mother of an 11-year-old baseball player who is a perfectionist. Jennifer says that her son is afraid of failing and tends to stay in his own "comfort zone," without trying new things or taking risks.


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Committed, Balanced Sports Parents

Thu, 02 Dec 2010 03:04:06 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Dave Dupont, a former sports parent and coach who is now CEO of TeamSnap, a web-based service that helps teams manage players, games and team payments. Our topic: How to be a committed sports parent who also strikes the balance between being over-involved and under-involved? What's best for sports kids? Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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How Parents' Body Language Affects Sports Kids

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 21:10:13 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Monika Schloder, a sports consultant who was trained in sports pedagogy, and is the recipient of 14 international coaching and teaching awards and was Alberta 2008 Coach of the year. She discusses how sports kids are affected by their parents' and coaches' body language. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Helping Kids Communicate with Teammates

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:41:41 GMT

As part of our Sports Parents' Coach series, Ultimate Sports Parent interviews John, the father of an 11-year-old soccer play who is a perfectionist and tends to criticize his teammates. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn and Lisa Cohn provide ideas and tips.


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How Much Should Sports Parents Push?

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 17:02:21 GMT

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.


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Communication to Help Build Kids' Confidence

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:13:34 GMT

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.


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Creating Confident, Coachable Athletes

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:37:08 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Ray Lokar, a lead trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance who has coached youth sports for more than 30 years and is the director of basketball4all.net. He talks about the importance of being big on the little things, rewarding effort and other issues. Mental Game Coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary. Published?:


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Sports Parents' Coach: Building Confidence

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:45:38 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio releases the first in a new audio series called "Sports Parents Coach," during which sports parents share their kids' mental game challenges, and Dr. Patrick Cohn and Lisa Cohn offer ideas for dealing with these challenges. The first interview is with Jennifer, the mother of an 8-year-old who seeks help building her son's confidence.


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Building Kids' Success Through Goal-Setting

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 20:56:06 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews J. Parker Adair, a coach who started a high school lacrosse program and has run programs for athletes aged 3 to high school. He has taken his sports lessons to the business world with his website CoachAdair.com. Our topic: building success through goal-setting and accountability. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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When Sports Kids Feel Too Pressured

Wed, 29 Sep 2010 20:41:12 GMT

How are kids' mental games affected when they feel too pressured to perform? Lisa Cohn of Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Mike Green, founder of thesportsfamilyclub.org, a seasoned youth sports coach and sports dad to four athletes. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Avoiding Negative Labels in Youth Sports

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 20:51:56 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Jere Johnson, who runs an elementary sports program for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in which kids play flag football and are only coached by High School athletes. He describes the benefits of this unique program--including ensuring kids avoid labeling themselves as "losers" or "winners." Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Helping Young Athletes Envision Who They Want to Be

Wed, 15 Sep 2010 17:25:09 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Kim Cristofoli, a former college gymnast and sports mom to three athletes, one of whom is a United States Hockey League player. She’s the co-founder of yourchildathlete.com, a freelance sportswriter and a Positive Coaching Alliance champion. Our topic: Helping athletes envision who they want to be in sports--and how it helps them succeed in sports. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Using Biofeedback to Boost Mental Stamina

Wed, 08 Sep 2010 20:54:59 GMT

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.


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Boosting Self-Esteem and Creativity Through Sports

Wed, 01 Sep 2010 18:21:48 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Bruce Tollner, a sports agent, dad and author of The C.H.I.L.D. Game Plan (www.childgameplan.com), about how parents can use sports to boost their kids’ creativity, self-esteem and leadership skills. He talks about some of his pro athlete clients—and how their parents provided unconditional support and helped them deal with adversity.


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Why Parents and Coaches Should Set Goals

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:16:41 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Kurt Stahura, associate professor in the Department of Recreation and Sport Management at the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, who has a degree in sport sociology. He says parents and coaches should work together to set goals for sports kids. But what if the coaches don't do this? What should parents do? Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Transferring Skills From Sports to Life

Wed, 18 Aug 2010 20:23:37 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Billy Zufall, director of coaching for the boys’ and girls’ teams for Highland High School and Medina County Coach of the year for three years, about how his school focuses on helping kids transfer the skills they learn in sports to other areas of their lives.


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The "Doer" In Youth Sports Makes Mistakes

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 16:48:07 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Bruce Kracke, a sports dad, coach and certified trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance about why sports kids should be "doers" who make mistakes, and why this helps them grow as athletes. He explains how to create a culture that encourages kids to grow. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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The Need to Keep Perspective in Youth Sports

Wed, 04 Aug 2010 16:00:00 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Dave Giffels, a coach and sports parent and the author of "Like Brothers," about why parents lose perspective in sports, how it affects kids, and how to focus on what's best for young athletes. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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When Sports Kids Don't Believe in Themselves

Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:09:06 GMT

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.


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When Sports Kids Don't Believe in Themselves

Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:09:06 GMT

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.


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Helping Kids Recover Mentally from Injury

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 17:33:49 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews baseball coach Scott Kaminsky about how kids play tentatively and act scared after getting hit by a baseball or otherwise hurt. He and mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn give tips for helping kids start playing fearlessly again after getting hurt.


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Conflicts Between Sports Kids and Parents

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 14:41:24 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Dr. Cory Bank, a sports psychologist and psychology professor, about the classic conflicts he sees in his practice between sports kids and their parents. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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The Need for an Inside-Out Mindset in Sports

Wed, 30 Jun 2010 19:33:35 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Kirk Mango, a Former Division 1 gymnast, a high school teacher and youth coach for 17 years, about the problems with an “outside-in” mindset—when kids place a high priority on external rewards rather than playing for the love of the game. Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Helping Sports Kids Find Their Passion

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 17:53:34 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Tim Morehouse, an Olympic fencer who competed in last summer's games. He talks about the importance of helping sports kids find their passion, and how his parents helped shape his career. He gives tips for ensuring parents support kids' interests. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Sideline Tips for Ensuring Kids' Success

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 18:34:57 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Kathy Toon, an award-winning former college coach at UC Berkeley and the author of “Get Your Game Face On.” She has a master’s in sport psychology and is a trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance. She explains how parents can boost their kids’ mental game on the sidelines with techniques like "targeted cheering." Mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Achieving the Optimal Mental State in Youth Sports

Wed, 09 Jun 2010 14:29:02 GMT

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Stephen Sideroff, Ph.D.., an expert in peak performance in sports and an assistant at the UCLA School of Medicine. The optimal mental state for young athletes is focused and relaxed. Sideroff and mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn tell parents and coaches how to help kids achieve this state and get in the "zone."


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How The Media Influences Sports Kids

Wed, 02 Jun 2010 15:45:55 GMT

Lisa Cohn of Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Dr. Robert Gotlin, Director of Sports Rehab at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, a little league coach and author of "Dr. Rob's Guide to Raising Fit Kids," about the positive and negative effects of the media on kids in sports. Mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn provides commentary.


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Dealing with Bully Coaches in Youth Sports

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 18:58:02 GMT

Lisa Cohn continues our series on bullies in youth sports. She interviews Timothy A. Dimoff, Founder and President of SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc., an expert on violent behavior and author of the book, "Life Rage." The youth sports coach explains why coaches bully young athletes and what parents should do about it. Get our new anti-bullying program by visiting www.youthsportspsychology.com


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Zero Tolerance for Youth Sports Bullies

Mon, 31 May 2010 18:15:19 GMT

Adolescent and Child Psychiatrist Dr. Anandhi Narasimhan, who has a private practice in Los Angeles, explains why bullying is bad for kids and why parents and coaches need to take action. Get our new anti-bullying program by visiting www.youthsportspsychology.com.


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Why Young Dancers Bully and Hurt Others

Fri, 28 May 2010 19:44:43 GMT

Lisa Cohn continues her series on bullying in sports, interviewing Andi McCormack , Founder of Penny Lane Dance Academy in Los Angeles. As a dancer, McCormack performed around the world and was also a member of Giant/Warner Records pop group I*5. She explains why young dancers bully and how dance studios can stop bullying in their studios.


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