Does Your Athlete Get An Attitude During Competition?

Help Your Athletes Stay Composed During Game Time

Do you have an athlete that is very intelligent and has a lot of talent, but has attitude problems on the field?

In this week’s sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers a question from grandparent, whose granddaughter tends to get an attitude when she is criticized or when she messes up.

“This is a very common issue that we see with young athletes, who tend to get frustrated in the moment and it appears that have a bratty attitude or it appears like they are not with it, because they can’t control their emotions. Coaches and umpires don’t know how to deal with it, so unfortunately, they do get sat down and their talent doesn’t get put to use.

The main issue here with young athletes is the fact that it appears that she does everything well, so there is probably a little perfectionism behind it. What I see here is that she has high expectations for her performance. Very common. When she makes a mistake or does something wrong or gets criticism, it doesn’t match her own expectations of what she should be doing.”

Listen to the podcast below to hear how Dr. Cohn would address this problem of an attitude in young athletes.

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