Does Specialising on One Sport Hinder a Child’s Development? – Part 1

Does Specialising on One Sport Hinder a Child’s Development - Part 1

Youth Sports Psychology Tips: Does Specialising on One Sport Hinder a Child’s Development? – Part 1 Many youngsters commit to one sport at an early age at a cost This blog is directed towards the parents of young athletes that play GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) however, it’s also applicable to all parents who facilitate sporting …

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How do I Help my Child to Focus in Sports?

Why Does my Son or Daughter lose Focus when Competing

Youth Sports Psychology Tips: How do I Help my Child to Focus in Sports? Concentration can be very difficult for many children “Come on son, concentrate”, “The game is passing you by”, “What are you doing?” are phrases used by sport parents and coaches frequently. How often do you here this or something similar? Often!! …

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How to Support an Angry Young Athlete

Youth Sports Psychology Tips: How to Support an Angry Young Athlete Anger is generally viewed negatively BUT… When we’re young, as children we often bite, push, shove, hit, kick and throw things in a rage.  They’re normal behaviours that simply come with the territory of being a young child or infant.  This is often the …

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How to Help Kids Overcome Performance Anxiety

Sports Psychology Tips: How to Help Kids Overcome Performance Anxiety Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Channelling nerves is possible Many children can get very fearful and uptight before they play competitively in their sport.  So much so that they dread playing, they may be very …

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How do You Respond to Errors

Youth Sports Psychology Tips: How do You Respond to Errors Errors are a natural part of sport Whether you as an athlete, or your players as a coach hit the ball wide of goal, play a poor pass, mishandle the ball or miss a short putt… errors happen. Can you prevent errors? I say NO!  …

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How to Instill Self Belief and Self Confidence in a Young Rugby Player

how to you instill self belief in a rugby player

Rugby Psychology Tips: How to Instill Self Belief and Self Confidence in a Young Rugby Player Having self-belief in your ability to play rugby can make a huge difference One of the biggest difficulties for parents is how to instill self belief and self confidence in young rugby players. As a child it’s very difficult to …

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Communicating with Children in Sport

Communicating with children in sport

Youth Sports Psychology Tips: Communicating with Children in Sport Communication can be a challenge for many children Often when we get chatting, parents, teachers and coaches and I, get into a conversation about helping children communicate better.  They often recognise, especially today, with modern technology at your finger tips, that this area is vital for …

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