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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio (www.youthsportspsychology.com), which aims to instill confidence and success in child and teen athletes, interviews coaches, parents, authors, professors and others about how to identify and overcome mental game challenges in sports. Hosted by Lisa Cohn. co-founder of the Ultimate Sports Parent and Kids' Sports Psychology.

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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio (www.youthsportspsychology.com), which aims to instill confidence and success in child and teen athletes, interviews coaches, parents, authors, professors and others about how to identify and overcome mental game challenges in sports. Hosted by Lisa Cohn. co-founder of the Ultimate Sports Parent and Kids' Sports Psychology.

    Preparing Young Athletes for Transitions in Sports

    Preparing Young Athletes for Transitions in Sports

    Young athletes are often not prepared for the transitions ahead of them, which may include moving from high school to college sports, playing Division 2 instead of Division 1, or being injured and not playing at all. 
    Justin Lott, CEO of VarCity, tells how to help young athletes prepare for these transitions, which can be devastating.
     

    • 29 min
    Helping Sports Kids Embrace Mental Game Training

    Helping Sports Kids Embrace Mental Game Training

    Many sports kids don't understand what mental game training involves, and resist it. They think it's some kind of therapy. Truth is, mental game training is education. It's all about teaching kids how to boost skills that benefit them in sports and life. Mental game expert Dr. Cohn explains how to help kids embrace this important type of training.

    • 17 min
    How to Keep Girls in Sports

    How to Keep Girls in Sports

    About 70% of kids drop out of sports by the time they are 14, and of those, twice as many girls drop out than boys.  That's the word from Nicole McCormack, general manager of brand solutions at TeamSnap, a technology platform for sports parents and coaches.
    Why do so many girls drop out and what can parents and coaches do to keep them in sports?

    • 24 min
    Surprise! Athletes Need This to Play in College

    Surprise! Athletes Need This to Play in College

    Honest Game, a sports tech company, conducted research in 12 states and found that about 50% of high schools lack an educational pathway to play college sports. Joyce Anderson, co-founder and COO of Honest Game, explains what the NCAA requires and how Honest Game can help student athletes.

    • 18 min
    Legal Options for Sports Kids who Don't Feel Safe

    Legal Options for Sports Kids who Don't Feel Safe

    As an attorney, Judie Saunders represents youth athletes in civil court, mediations and arbitrations. Bullying by coaches and physical, verbal and sexual abuse are some of the issues she addresses for sports kids.
    She gives sports parents tips about the legal avenues they can pursue for kids who don't feel safe in sports.  Her top tip for sports parents: If kids are suffering from abuse or bullying, remove them from the team.
    Visit us at https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/youth_sports_psychology_blog/
     
     

    • 30 min
    How do Concussion Rules Affect Kid's Mental Game & Performance?

    How do Concussion Rules Affect Kid's Mental Game & Performance?

    New rules and regulations that aim to prevent concussions can teach sports kids to respect their opponents. And they don't undermine mental game skills like determination, focus and intensity.
    That's the word from Thomas Heiden, who played college hockey at Notre Dame University and has coaches many different sports for a few decades. He's also a trial lawyer with Latham & Watkins who has handled high-profile youth sports cases.
    Visit us at https://YouthSportsPsychology.com
     

    • 19 min

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