Sport Psychology Podcast: Overcoming a Fear of Injury in Sports

Sports Psychology Podcast

In this week’s sports psychology podcast, Dr. Cohn helps a hockey parent him his son who is afraid of body contact. Sports psychology expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn helps athletes boost confidence. Dr. Cohn answers the following mental game question:

“My 13 year old son while playing ice hockey fears of body contact with opponent and throws the puck away as soon an opponent skates close to him instead of defend or protect the puck. How can I help him as parent and coach?”

In this Podcast, Dr. Cohn gives the top mental game strategies to help sports parents help their young athlete who fears body contact. Many athletes become tentative and try to avoid body contact. Learn how to help young athletes overcome this fear.

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