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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio (www.youthsportspsychology .com), which aims to instill confidence and success in young athletes, interviews Dr. Patrick Cohn, leading "mental game" coach, along with parents and popular youth coaches from Showtime Athletics, Portalnd, Ore., to provide sports parenting and coaching tips. Episodes address "mental game" issues such as fear of failure in young athletes, how playing time affects confidence, and common confidence busters. Email us your questions!

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio (www.youthsportspsychology .com), which aims to instill confidence and success in young athletes, interviews Dr. Patrick Cohn, leading "mental game" coach, along with parents and popular youth coaches from Showtime Athletics, Portalnd, Ore., to provide sports parenting and coaching tips. Episodes address "mental game" issues such as fear of failure in young athletes, how playing time affects confidence, and common confidence busters. Email us your questions!
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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio (www.youthsportspsychology .com), which aims to instill confidence and success in young athletes, interviews Dr. Patrick Cohn, leading "mental game" coach, along with parents and popular youth coaches from Showtime Athletics, Portalnd, Ore., to provide sports parenting and coaching tips. Episodes address "mental game" issues such as fear of failure in young athletes, how playing time affects confidence, and common confidence busters. Email us your questions!

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Episodes

How Parents Should Communicate with Young Athletes

9/26/2018
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Greg Winkler, longtime coach, and author of "Coaching a Season of Significance," describes what parents should say and do after a game. He gives tips about the best ways to communicate with young athletes.

Duration:00:21:46

How Nutrition Affects the Mental Game in Youth Sports

8/22/2018
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Kimberly Lackey, founder of Empath Coaching, discusses how nutrition affects kids' mental game and performance in youth sports. She gives tips about nutrition choices before games and practice.

Duration:00:19:28

Helping Sports Kids Who Focus on Fairness

4/11/2018
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Part Two of our interview with Mark Lawton, a longtime teacher and coach who has taken teams to the championship level. How do kids react when they feel as if they're not being treated fairly? And what can coaches and parents do about it?

Duration:00:20:08

Building Confidence with a Positive Team Culturs

4/11/2018
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Mark Lawton, a longtime teacher and coach who has led many teams to championships, describes how to create a confidence-boosting team culture--and why it's important to kids' confidence.

Duration:00:20:27

Building Confidence with Fairness in Youth Sports Coaching

2/21/2018
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Mark Lawton, a longtime teacher and coach who has led many teams to championships, says kids and parents with a strong sense of fairness often get upset by perceived issues of fairness. He provides tips for addressing fairness issues and ensuring kids stay confident in youth sports. He also addresses differences between boys and girls.

Duration:00:16:06

Helping Players with Failure in Youth Baseball

2/14/2018
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Failure is built into youth baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director of Friends of Baseball in Portland. She provides tips for helping young athletes let go of their fear of failure.

Duration:00:22:50

How to Protect Sports Kids from Predators, Bullies and other Dangers

1/31/2018
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Chris Trieste, a veteran educator with extensive experience in coaching, teaching, and administration gives parents tips about how to protect sports kids from predators and bullies in light of the USA Gymnastics Team scandal.

Duration:00:23:31

How Exercise Boosts Kids' Concentration & Brain Function

11/15/2017
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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Ted Theocheung, CEO of the Specialized Foundation, about recent studies that show how exercise boosts brain function, attention and concentration in kids with ADHD--and everyone else. The foundation has partnered with Stanford University to fund research to better understand the effects of exercise on brain function and cognition in children with ADHD. During the interview, the experts stress that exercise helps all kids with brain function and...

Duration:00:24:39

How to Boost Your Sports Kids' Resilience

8/23/2017
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Dr. Kate Lund, a psychologist, performance coach and author of "Bounce -- Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports and Life," explains the importance of resilience in kids' lives and gives tips for building resilience.

Duration:00:19:17

Help Your Sports Kids Build Leadership Skills

7/12/2017
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Jamy Bechler, a former college basketball coach and author of “The Leadership Playbook: Be Your Team’s Most Valuable Leader,” provides advice about how to build strong leaders in sports. And they don't have to be team captains!

Duration:00:26:12

Why Girls Drop Out of Sports at a Rate Six Times Higher Than Boys

3/1/2017
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Girls drop out of sports at a rate that's six times higher than boys, research shows. In this podcast, Lisa Cohn, host of Ultimate Sports Parent Radio, interviews Samantha Salvia, a World Champion Ultimate Frisbee player who leads Positive Coaching Alliance workshops for coaches, athletes, and sports parents in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Benjamin Dudley, sports dad, coach and executive director for the Portland Chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance. They address why girls are...

Duration:00:27:53

Just Let the Kids Play, Says Former NBA Player, Author

2/14/2017
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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews former NBA player Bob Bigalow, author of "Just Let the Kids Play," and "Youth Sports: Still Failing Our Kids," about the challenges in youth sports today. He and mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn discuss how parents can help kids feel happy and confident in youth sports, rather than being over-involved.

Duration:00:31:51

Kids Don't Need to Win Pregame Warmups

1/23/2017
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Often, sports kids lose confidence if they don’t do well during pregame warmups. This is especially true of perfectionists, who want to get everything just right all the time. In this interview with mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn, parents learn that sports kids don’t need to win pregame warmups—and how to deal with perfectionists who think they do need to win them.

Duration:00:13:25

How Pregame Jitters Can Help Sports Kids

1/4/2017
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In this Ultimate Sports Radio podcast episode, mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn discusses how the pregame jitters can help kids focus better and boost their energy just before a game. However, sometimes those butterflies and sweaty palms are more than just jitters; they2019re actually performance anxiety.Visit www.Ultimatesportsparent.com and stay tuned for our new 10-Minute Pregame Prep program

Duration:00:09:18

When Moms Play Football to Learn about Youth Sports

8/2/2016
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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Bob Jordan, a youth sports coach of 35 years who in the 1960s asked the mothers of his football players to learn how to play the sport. What did they learn? Learn more about Jordan and his books for moms by listening!

Duration:00:27:21

Post-Game Tips for Sports Parents #3: Learning, Growing

10/21/2015
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Sports kids need to walk away from games with renewed confidence—or at least with their confidence intact. In the third of our series of podcasts about post-game tips for sports parents, that’s the idea we want parents and coaches to embrace.

Duration:00:16:36

Post-Game Tips for Sports Parents #2: Communication

10/14/2015
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In the second of our "Post-Game Tips for Sports Parents" audios, Dr. Patrick Cohn, mental game expert, gives sports parents tips about how to communicate with kids after a game. A few tips: Don't dwell on their mistakes and look for learning opportunities.

Duration:00:14:05

Post-Game Tips for Sports Parents: 1st in a Series

10/7/2015
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In this Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interview, mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn identifies some of the challenges sports parents face after a game. This is first in a series of post-game tips with Lisa Cohn and Patrick Cohn.

Duration:00:12:55

What Sports Kids Can Learn from the Williams Upset in US Open

9/16/2015
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What can sports kids learn from underdog Roberta Vinci beating Serena Williams in the US Open semi-finals? A lot. In this podcast, mental game expert Dr. Patrick Cohn identifies the mental game issues--especially expectations and perfectionism--that came into play during the semi-finals.

Duration:00:13:09

How New Sports Dads Can Instill Confidence in Their Athletes

8/5/2015
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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Jason Kreidman, founder of Dudes to Dads, which provides advice and support to new fathers. He is also a former high school and college athlete who spent most of his waking hours as a child immersed in youth sports, an experience that was both positive and negative. He gives tips for new sports dads.

Duration:00:15:27