Conversations with Kids - Week 12
For parents and guardians where we give you prompts so that you can have more meaningful conversations with your children to help them build key characteristics such as mental toughness, resilience, confidence, creativity, focus and so on.
A Question for your Kids
What might happen if you trusted your skills?
Trust in Skills
Directions for Parents:
Trusting your skills and ability is to let go of consciously trying to make good passes, shots, punches or deliveries. Instead it’s about relying on what you learned from practice or coaching. Think about what a trusting mindset is? Talk about top athletes who perform freely and allow their skills to flow without thinking about how they should perform different skills or tasks. You may also want to discuss when your kids or others get stuck in a practice mentality when they are competing. When they focus too much on technique or tactics when playing, when they over-analyse and try too hard searching for perfection.
Ideas for Kids:
- What skills are you really good at and don’t think about when you play your sport?
- When you are competing, when do you get caught thinking a lot about technique or tactics
- When you compete do you hear instructions from myself or coaches?
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