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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:25:39 GMTUltimate 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.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:08:18 GMTOften, 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.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:03:24 GMTIn 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
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:39:34 GMTUltimate 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!
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:55:55 GMTSports 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.
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 18:57:02 GMTIn 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.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:21:50 GMTIn 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.
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:05:55 GMTWhat 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.
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 20:20:45 GMTUltimate 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.
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:04:11 GMTIn 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.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:51:22 GMTIn 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
Wed, 13 May 2015 16:03:04 GMTHow 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.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:30:50 GMTMegan 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.
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:57:13 GMTToo 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.
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:51:45 GMTIn 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
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:23:38 GMTIn 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.
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:00:13 GMTKirk 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?"
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:31:51 GMTUltimate 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.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:43:47 GMTUltimate 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.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:40:39 GMTHow 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.
Mon, 19 May 2014 19:14:48 GMTUltimate 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.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:26:51 GMTKids 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.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:30:36 GMTHow 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.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:30:27 GMTHow 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.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:14:22 GMTHow 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.