Mental Coach’s Playbook: Working With Sports Parents

“Learn My Complete System For Helping Sports Parents Instill Confidence in Young Athletes

New Program Helps Mental Coaches Improve Success With Young Athletes

From the Desk of Dr. Patrick Cohn

Dear Fellow Mental Coach,

When working with young athletes, sports parents can make or break the success you have with your clients. Your athletes’ parents can often undo the work you do with their young athletes…

For example, sports parents can hurt your athlete’s confidence. They don’t do it on purpose, but the net effect is lower confidence for some athletes. Parents can undermine your work with their athletes in other ways including:

  • Parents will try to motivate kids, but use a negative approach by punishing kids for poor play.
  • Parents will place high expectations on kids, which turns into pressure.
  • Parents can distract kids before and during competition.
  • Parents harp on kids’ mistakes after competition, which leads to less confidence.
  • Parents can even embarrass young athletes when they yell from the sidelines.

I’ve discovered over the last 10 years, after working with many parents and their young athletes, you have to use a team approach and help parents instill confidence and other positive mental skills. You want to educate parents how they can support their athletes mental game.

When parents don’t support their athletes’ mental game, this makes your job twice as hard because your athletes’ parents might be a big part of the reason your athletes are under performing or lacking confidence in competition.

Unfortunately, parents do not receive education on how they can help their athletes feel more confident, enjoy sports, and perform freely. Parents also don’t realize how they might undermine their athletes’ confidence and composure or create additional pressure.

Allow me to share a short story…

One athlete I worked with had a parent who always pointed out the athlete’s mistakes, even during games. This athlete would feel stress because she thought she wasn’t performing up to her parent’s expectations. This often led to her shutting down in the games instead of performing freely and up to her capabilities…

Here’s What I Discovered Over The Years…

Over the last 15 years of working with sports parents and their athletes, I’ve discovered that parents are willing and ready to support their athletes’ mental game–with my direction. Why? Parents come to you because their kids are under performing or feel too stressed to have fun in sports.

Here’s the important part… Your athletes will improve faster when you can help parents adopt a sports parenting approach that supports their athletes’ mental game. In some cases, parents work with me because they know they are part of the problem and want help.

If you can’t get your athletes’ parents to support the mental game, it’s harder to help your clients improve because they’ll still struggle with perfectionism, self-doubt, high expectations, pressure, and frustration.

I’m Sharing All My Parent Education Tools With You

Based on my discovery working closely with sports parents, I’ve decided to share all the same tools and resources I use (and my certified MGCPs use) to help sports parents and their young athletes.

You’ll learn how to help sports parents support their athletes’ mental game using my proven methods and tools.

Therefore, I’m introducing a new program for mental coaches called…

Mental Coach’s Playbook:
A Guidebook to Working With Sports Parents And Their Young Athletes

How to Work with Sports Parnets

Mental Coach’s Playbook

Digital Download – Get immediate access to the program.
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ONLY – $399.00

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Or Call to Order: 888-742-7225

This program was designed to help mental coaches improve their effectiveness with sports parents and their athletes. The Mental Coach’s Playbook program complements your existing mental training program—it does not change what you are currently doing.

The Mental Coach’s Playbook Program Helps You:

  • Uncover how parents might sabotage their athletes mental game and performance.
  • Discover the top challenges for sports parents and their young athletes.
  • Enhance your ability to do assessments with young athletes.
  • Easily provide resources to help sports parents improve communication with athletes.
  • Add value to your current mental training programs by being more effective with sports parents.

What’s Included in the “Mental Coach’s Playbook” Program?

  • 36-Page Manual for Mental Coaches
  • YMAP Assessment for Young Athletes – based on my AMAP assessment ($200 value)
  • 10-Minute Pregame Prep (my newest program for young athletes and parents- a $98 value)
  • Improve Confidence Today!

The manual for Mental Coaches is the same program I share with my certified MGCPs. You’ll receive the same information and tools we use to help sports parents and young athletes.

But Wait, My Program Also Includes…

How to Work with Sports ParnetsI’ve bundled multiple Supplemental documents–this bundle alone is valued at $300. We’ve made my system super easy for you to implement and use with your athletes or teams.

  1. Parents Support Test – How Well Do You Support Your Child’s Mental Game?
  2. Sports Parent Survey 2017 Results – Survey Results with over 3000 sports parents identifying their top challenges
  3. Parents Pregame Checklist – Checklist For Sports Parents Pregame Behavior
  4. Parents Post-game Checklist – Parents Checklist: Post Game Tips For Boosting Kids’ Confidence
  5. Sports Parent Contract – Sports parent support contract
  6. Example Cheat Sheets for Kids – Mental game tips kids use prior to competition
  7. Helping Kids’ Buy Into Mental Training (eBook) – Helping Young Athletes Embrace Mental Training
  8. Goal Setting For Kids Workbook (eBook) – Drive For Success: How Young Athletes Can Set Goals
  9. Example Mental Coaching Sessions – An audio recording during a mental coaching session with a young athlete.

We designed this program to simplify and organize your job as a mental game coach and accelerate your education of sports parents.

What Do You Learn About?

In the Mental Coach’s Playbook manual, you’ll learn the exact system I use and teach MGCPs about how to work with young athletes and what you must do when working with sports parents.

The goal is to improve your effectiveness when helpings sports parents instill positive mental game skills in their athletes.

This is what you’ll learn in the mental coach’s manual:

  1. Why working closely with sports parents is so important to your athletes success.
  2. How sports parents influence their young athletes.
  3. What the top challenges sports parents and young athletes have.
  4. The results of a survey we did with over 3000 sports parents (actual survey).
  5. How parents can encourage young athletes without pressuring them.
  6. How parents’ high expectations translate into pressure for athletes.
  7. How to encourage athletes to find flow and enjoyment in sports.
  8. How to help young athletes embrace mental training.
  9. The mental game coaching procedure I use with young athletes.
  10. How to provide the right assignments to young athletes for maximum adherence.
  11. How to communicate with sports parents.
  12. How parents can best communicate with their athletes’ coaches.

You don’t have to be a certified MGCP to use this program. You can integrate the material to fit your existing mental coaching plan. My program simply adds value to your existing program with parents because of the resources you can share with parents and young athletes.

What Are Mental Coaches Saying About My Programs?

“The Mental Edge Program is Awesome”

“I’ll start by saying that the Mental Edge Workbook program is awesome. It put all the pieces together for my mental work with soccer players.”*
~Eitan Azaria, Mental Coach for Soccer

“Workbooks Provide a Great Framework for Doing Workshops”

“I am really pleased with the Athlete’s Mental Edge workbooks – they are fitting in really well with my coaching! I find they offer a great framework for doing workshop sessions. I have also used the workbooks with a few individual athletes – for the younger ones (12 and under). They are giving a good structure and framework to our sessions. The workbooks have worked well with all of them!”*
~Kerri Morgan, Mental Game Coach

This is the Missing Link to the MGCP Program

“Congratulations on your Mental Edge workbooks. I have been through the package and it looks great! The MGCP program just got a lot better. Your workbook program makes it much more tangible and easier to use the mental strategies. This is the missing link in the MGCP program!”*
~Bob Simpson, MGCP

Willingness and Openness to Share His Assets

“I am impressed with the willingness and openness of Dr. Cohn to share all of his assets (intellectual, products, etc.) with the MGCP students. You have developed an incredible model/package for mental training. Even though we are paying for your service, you are passing on a legacy built on your contribution to the world of sports. Thank you for that.”*
~Tony Melito, MGCP

What’s the Cost of the Mental Coach’s Playbook?

As a fellow mental coach or coach, you have earned the right to receive the best pricing I can offer. The entire package–including all bonus documents–is only $399.00.

$399.00 – Order Today!

How to Work with Sports Parnets

Mental Coach’s Playbook

Digital Download – Get immediate access to the program.
No shipping costs! Avoid costly international shipping charges!

ONLY – $399.00

Order Sports Psychology CD

Or Call to Order: 888-742-7225

Let Me Be Clear About What You Get

We have thought of every possible way to make this program a winner for you and your athletes. You’ll be able to download all the files instantly after purchase. Here’s what’s included:

  1. Mental Coach Playbook Manual PDF – A 36-page manual for mental coaches teaching you my system for working with parents.
  2. YMAP (Young Athletes’ Mental Aptitude Profile) – Our mental game assessment for young athletes 12 and younger.
  3. Sports Parent Assessment – A short tool to obtain background details on sports parenting.
  4. 10-Minute Pregame Prep audio program on mental preparation for young athletes and parents.
  5. Pregame and post-game tips for parents to help parents improve their communication on game days.
  6. Sports Parents’ Support Test to test how they support their athletes.
  7. Helping Kids Buy into Mental Training” eBook to help parents explain mental training to kids.
  8. “Goal Setting for Young Athletes” eBook.
  9. Example mental game “cheat sheets” for athletes to use prior to competition.
  10. Example seminar outline for working with sports parents.
  11. Coaching Session with an 8-year-old athlete – Learn how to modify your coaching for very young athletes.
  12. Interview with Al Miller – Hall of Fame soccer coach.

This is everything I use today to help work better with sports parents and athletes! When you ask parents to reinforce your coaching with their athletes, your athletes will be more successful. And hopefully they’ll tell others about your work!

Thanks for reading about Mental Coach’s Playbook for mental game coaches. Please contact me if you have any questions about the program.

Your Master Mental Coach,

Sports Psychology Expert, Dr. Cohn

P.S. Here’s what a current MGCP student recently wrote to say, which other MGCPs have shared with me:

“I am impressed with the willingness and openness of Dr. Cohn to share all of his assets (intellectual, products, etc.) with the MGCP students. You have developed an incredible model/package for mental training. Even though we are paying for your service, you are passing on a legacy built on your contribution to the world of sports. Thank you for that.”*
~Coach Tony Melito, MGCP Student

ORDER NOW with confidence knowing I stand behind my work as a master mental game coach. If you want to order via phone, call 1-888-742-7225.


*Testimonials found on this site are examples of what we have done for other clients, and what some of our clients have said about us. However, we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different. No compensation was provided for these testimonials.