When Your Young Athlete’s Confidence is Low Because Friends Excel

Young Athlete Confidence

Young Athletes And Confidence Struggles

What do you do when your young athlete’s confidence sinks every time a talented friend or teammate excels in sports?

This is a common problem for young athletes. Kids are social beings—and they tend to compare themselves to their friends. But in sports, this is a bad thing to do. Making comparisons to other athletes hurts kids’ confidence.

Here’s one sports parent whose athlete struggles with confidence when friends do well:

“My daughter is a sprinter, long jumper and hurdler. She lacks confidence generally, in particular because a friend seems to be a natural at everything and beats her. Her friend has done hurdles once and already beaten my daughter’s best time, which has shattered her self-confidence. How do I build her confidence back up?”

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