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.
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.