Goalkeeping Psychology Tips: My Child Gets Very Nervous Before Matches What Should I Do?

Goalkeeping Psychology Tips My child gets very nervous before matches what should I do

Goalkeeping Psychology Tips: My Child Gets Very Nervous Before Matches, What Should I Do?

Many young goalkeepers start matches one nil down because of how they view nerves

In this video I share with you some suggestions on how you as a parent could approach helping your children, in this case a young goalkeeper deal with pre-match nerves.

Ideas include providing love and emotional support, offer them space, help them find ways to switch off from their sport and don’t over-coach them.

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David Charlton

Online Goalkeeping Psychologist who supports goalkeepers with their mental game all around the world from USA to Ireland and England to Australia, using ONLINE Video Conferencing.    

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