Tips to Building Confidence in Young Athletes

No matter what your child’s skill level, confidence is something that can be improved upon and can make all the difference on the playing field. Confidence will make a child play better and harder. When a child feels like they are successful, the result is that they tend to have more fun. Here are some tips to creating a more confident athlete: Failure is inevitable sometimes Let your kids know…

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How to Make Practice Fun!

Make whatever you are doing a HUGE Deal! Regardless of what you are doing, be overly enthusiastic and excited. Kids will become more intrinsically motivated if they see you are treating something like it is a big deal. Don’t focus on failures; forget them and move on Provide constructive feedback without being negative If you need to point out something a child did that was wrong, then couple it with…

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How to be a CORE Kid of the Day!

Always try your hardest, regardless of who’s winning or losing Finding the motivation to try hard while losing is something even adults struggle with When you try your hardest, your teammates will see you working hard, and will try hard too Show respect to your coaches and peers Listen and do not talk, fidget, or be disruptive when a coach or peer is talking If you do not have anything…

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How To Create A Child Who Wins with Class and Loses with Dignity

When a child is struggling with losing… Try to adjust their focus from the outcome towards their personal successes. Remember to use specific examples of how they excelled (“That was a great pass you made!” or “I saw you catch the ball at least twice!” If the child is having a lot of trouble accepting a loss, you may have to remind them of important values (“Bad attitudes never get…

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5 Tips to Getting Your Child Excited About Kids Sports

Nowadays, it can be pretty tough to get kids to want to go outside and engage in sports. The effect of exercise on overall health is a pretty compelling case for getting your children into sports. Getting your kids motivated to play sports now is an excellent groundwork for a healthy and happy future. But it’s not always easy going. Here are 5 tips to get reluctant kids away from…

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