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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

Embracing Playfulness in Youth Sports

7/9/2019
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Mohammed Almarzouq, 27, from Saudi Arabia, a recent ninja coach for kids at Skyhook Ninja Fitness, has appeared on American Ninja Warrior twice. The "Grownup Child" talks about the benefits of playfulness in sports, and how he encourages playfulness in youth sports. Follow him on instagram @grownupchild

How This Young Tennis Player Beat a Cold Streak

6/5/2019
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Mary Nhin, co-author, along with her son, Kobe, of "How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas," describes how learning about mental toughness helped her son overcome a cold streak in tennis. She provides mental toughness tips.

Duration:00:17:31

How Our Program Helped This Perfectionist Athlete

5/22/2019
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Richard Burke, a coach for numerous youth sports teams, explains how our "Ultimate Sports Parent" program helped a 10-year-old athlete address perfectionism in baseball.

Duration:00:18:11

Helping Low-Income Kids Participate in Youth Sports

3/6/2019
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Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Kaig Lightner, founder of Portland Community Football Club, a soccer club that aims to provide low-income kids affordable access to sports. Team members, many of them hispanic, often must grapple with bullying from other teams, he says.

Duration:00:25:00

Why Sports Parents Should Drop the Sports Fan Mindset

1/16/2019
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Bob Katz, a journalist, former sports dad and coach and author of the kids' book "EZ and the Intangibles," discusses why it's important for sports parents to drop the sports fan mindset when watching their kids perform.

Duration:00:18:54

Why Young Kids are Dropping Out of Sports

10/24/2018
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New studies show that 14% of soccer and other players age 6-12 drop out of sports. Until now, the focus has been on older kids--the fact that more than 50% of kids drop out of sports by age 13. In this Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interview with Ben Benjamin Dudley, executive director of Positive Coaching Alliance, Portland, and Mark Lawton, a longtime coach and volunteer PCA impact coach, we learn what the problem is, and get suggestions for helping solve it. Visit...

Duration:00:31:11

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