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How to help your child deal with pressure - Things parents can do


This episode of the series is specifically for you as a parent because it can be a really helpless feeling as a parent to see your child struggling with pressure and not know what you can do to help. Today, we are going to solve that. I’ve got 5 tips for you to follow that will help you position your athlete is a great position to succeed in those pressure moments.

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Helping Athletes Overcome Self Doubt - What Parents Can Do


Helping Athletes Overcome Self-Doubt - What Parents Can Do. Self-doubt is one of those things that pops up a lot amongst developing athletes and honestly the reason for the doubt is going to be unique to each individual. That being said, doubt itself is really just a mental action that they are taking because of either how they feel in that moment or how they are afraid of feeling if they were to fail. As a parent, this can be a really challenging thing to see and it can be a helpless feeling at times because obviously you believe in them and you just want them to have that same belief in themselves.

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High School Sports vs. Club Sports: Which is better for your athlete?


Club sports vs High School sports: Which is better for your athlete? In this video, I break down the perceived benefits and downsides of each to try and separate fact from fiction so you can make the most informed decision for your athlete. If you like the video, share it!

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How Parents Can Motivate Their Athletes

There are few things more frustrating to a parent than to see their athlete not be as motivated as the parent would like them to be. Most people don't realize what it actually takes for someone to be motivated. Lucky enough for you, I've broken those 3 things down in this video AND showed you how to use them in order to create more motivation.


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Mental Side of Injury Recovery: Things Parents Should Know

Here’s what parents need to know about the mental side of injury recovery for their athletes. When your athlete gets injured many times it’s the most adversity they have faced yet during their sport career. At times, that can take an incredibly large mental toll. The path to returning to their sport is just as much mental as it is physical and in this video I break down what parents can do to help their athlete overcome the mental challenges that come from an injury.

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Novak Djokovic vs. Simone Biles: Who showed more mental toughness?

In this video, I break down Djokovic's comments and also compare how he handled the pressure he felt at the Olympics vs how Simone Biles handled pressure.

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My Top Exercises To Handle The Stress Of Pressure

This is part 4 of my performing under pressure series and today we are teaching your athletes how to handle the physical stress of pressure. I’ve got some of my best exercises in this video so make sure to share it with an athlete you know could use this information.

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Simone Biles WITHDRAWS?! What this means for sport parents everywhere

jay thooft simone biles Aug 17, 2021

Simone Biles elects to withdraw for a time from the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. I break down why this happens in elite athletes and also what this actually means for sport parents everywhere.

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When you feel pressure say these 3 things to yourself

Episode 3 of my Performing Under Pressure Series is here! Noone talks to you more than you do. The self-talk that athletes use are critical to their success, especially when it comes to dealing with pressure. In this video, I break down 3 things either athletes can say to themselves OR 3 things parents can say to their athletes to better help them deal with pressure.

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Why Giannis Antetokounmpo FINALLY brought a championship to Milwaukee

giannis antetokounmpo Aug 17, 2021

Huge congratulations to Giannis and the Bucks! In this video, I break down a postgame press conference interview Giannis gave that I think all developing athletes and their parents need to hear. Enjoy!

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