How Do You Help a Young Athlete Get Better Organised?

How Do You Help a Young Athlete Get Better Organised?

By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court.  Where he inspires individuals and teams to:

  • Cope with pressure and challenges more effectively
  • Maintain positive mental health
  • Compete with confidence more often
  • Manage your emotions better
  • Improve your commitments levels

David is a Mental Toughness Practitioner, as well as a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.  He has successfully supported athletes, teams and organisations for over 10 years in order to ensure that they perform at their maximum more often.

He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors. In today’s climate, during the Coronavirus pandemic this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals, teams and organisations. 

Avoiding procrastination and becoming better organised as a young athlete is the topic of today’s short solo episode.  In Mental Toughness term’s we’re talking about commitment and sticking to promises as well as life control and having a “can do” attitude.  These are much needed skills that many youngsters struggle with, which often means their sporting performance is harmed as well as their self-worth.  In this episode, I share 3 ideas to help parents and coaches support children to overcome these challenges.

Key Learnings

  • Ask children to write a checklist.  Perhaps starting with “3 Things To Do Before training” or “3 things you do in your pre shot routine.”  By referring to lists on a regular basis your child’s ability to strategise tasks and organise time will improve.
  • Consider a child-friendly planner.  Purchasing their own planner will help them see that you consider their time valuable, and that being organised is important.
  • Establish training and practice routines.  Help your child put to one side an extra half hour, scheduling in at an appropriate time for “extras” on a regular basis.   Encourage your child to stick to the schedule even when they don’t feel like it or if the weather is poor.

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Relevant Podcast Episodes

Ep154: David Charlton – How Do I Go About Controlling The Controllables To Help My Sport Performance?

Ep145: David Charlton – How Can I Help My Children Who Suffer With Nerves Before They Compete?

Ep141: David Charlton – How to Help a Child Who Wants to Quit Sport

Ep122: Camilla Knight – Helping Your Children Get The Most From Their Sporting Experiences

Ep082: David Charlton – Supporting Children in Sport with Positive Feedback

Relevant Blogs

Blog: Helping a Critical Child When You’re a Parent

Blog: How to Help Children Overcome Fear of Failure

Blog: How to Support an Angry Young Athlete

Blog: How to Help Kids Overcome Performance Anxiety

Blog: 9 Tips for Children from Olympians



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David Charlton

Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

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