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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.

Building Confidence in Young Athletes Lisa Cohn

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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.

    Getting All The Goodness Out of Sports

    Getting All The Goodness Out of Sports

    There's so much goodness that can come from participating in youth sports, but ensuring kids experience that goodness requires teams to establish team cultures based on clear expectations of players, parents and coaches.
    Team agreements and ethical coaching can help create the opportunity for sports kids to benefit from all that sports offers.
    That's the word from Katie Steele and Dr. Tiffany Brown, co-founders of the nonprofit organization Athletes Mental Health Foundation.
    Brown and Steele describe how coaches and leagues can forge team agreements and focus on ethical coaching.
    Send podcast ideas: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/contact-ultimate-sports-parent/
    Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-confidence-in-young-athletes/id1602758597
    Visit our youth sports psychology blog: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/youth_sports_psychology_blog/
     

    • 23 min
    How This Program Addresses Emotional Outbursts in Youth Sports

    How This Program Addresses Emotional Outbursts in Youth Sports

    Kids get emotional in street hockey. They might throw their hockey sticks because they missed a shot, for example. Coaches with the Charlotte Street Hockey League deal with such behavior by inviting kids to express their feelings, and then trying to help them find more appropriate ways to communicate. The coaches also focus on teamwork and equal playing time, all the while searching for teachable moments, said Josh Greco, the nonprofit organization's youth director.
    For more information about the league, visit Joshuargreco.com.
    To send us ideas for podcasts: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/youth_sports_psychology_blog/contact/
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    • 17 min
    How This Sports Program Helps Black Kids Excel in Life

    How This Sports Program Helps Black Kids Excel in Life

    The L.E.A.D. Center for Youth in Atlanta focuses on helping Black kids and teens learn skills that help them excel in life--and the program is working.
    About 60% of Black students in Atlanta public schools graduate, said Kelli Stewart, co-founder of the program. Those who participate in the L.E.A.D. program have a 100% graduation rate.
    Send podcast ideas: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/youth_sports_psychology_blog/contact/
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    Visit our blog: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/youth_sports_psychology_blog/

    • 22 min
    How This Baseball Coach Made it to a Championship Game by Connecting with Kids

    How This Baseball Coach Made it to a Championship Game by Connecting with Kids

    Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Field Champion DeAndre Dukes recently led his players--from underserved communities in L.A.--to a baseball championship game by focusing on mental game skills, emotional intelligence and connection.
    Coach Dukes' team played in the "World Series," and made it as far as the championship game, which took place in Florida at the Jackie Robinson Training Center.
    Dukes concentrated on learning about the kids and their families, bonding with them and teaching them emotional intelligence skills.
    Send us podcast guest ideas: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/contact-ultimate-sports-parent/
    Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-confidence-in-young-athletes/id1602758597
    Check out our youth sports psychology blog: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/youth_sports_psychology_blog/
     
     
     
     
     

    • 25 min
    How A Toxic Sports Culture Hurts Kids' Mental Health

    How A Toxic Sports Culture Hurts Kids' Mental Health

    When kids' sports culture is toxic--when coaches yell at and embarrass kids, for example, it can hurt kids' mental health and self esteem.
    Hillary Cauthen, a sports psychologist and author of "Hello Trauma: Our Invisible Teammate" gives tips for helping kids cope with toxicity in youth sports. Kids can do deep breathing or take time for mindfulness exercises, she says.
    Send podcast ideas: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/youth_sports_psychology_blog/contact/
    Visit our blog:
    https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/youth_sports_psychology_blog/
    Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-confidence-in-young-athletes/id1602758597
     
     

    • 20 min
    Creating a Culture of Connection and Encouragement for Low-Income Soccer Players

    Creating a Culture of Connection and Encouragement for Low-Income Soccer Players

    Kaig Lightner founded Portland Community Football Club 10 years ago, providing coach mentors, free uniforms and no-cost or low-cost opportunities for immigrants and others living in low-income communities.
    The program focuses on creating a culture of connection, encouragement and trust. Player growth is more important than winning games.
    Now the program has 235 players, 15 coaches and three staff members in Portland, Oregon, and Lightner has plans to expand to other areas of the country through its Liberate Sports program, which aims to remove the barriers that prevent low-income kids from participating in sports.
    Learn more about the program: https://www.liberatesports.org/
    Send ideas for podcast guests: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/contact-ultimate-sports-parent/
    Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-confidence-in-young-athletes/id1602758597
    Visit our blog: https://www.youthsportspsychology.com/youth_sports_psychology_blog/
     
     

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