Fear of mistakes

When Athletes Are Paralyzed Mentally by Fear

Fear of Failure

Do you Freeze? It’s common in my work as a mental coach to hear athletes talk about the fear of mistakes and the fear of not disappointing a coach of a teammate. Of course, no one wants to miss the last shot to lose a game by one point or miss a winning field goal attempt on the … Sport Psychology Article…

How Coaches’ and Parents’ Expectations Hurt Athletes

Pressuring Young Athletes

Sport Parents: Do You Pressure Your Young Athletes? Youth coach Doug Donaldson says he knows intuitively when one of his young athletes feels pressured by a parent’s expectations. And he also knows the problems such well-meaning expectations can create in young athletes. For example, one of his player’s mothers wants the child to play goalie in Lacrosse. But … Sport Psychology Article…