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How to Help Athletes Focus on The Process

By Patrick Cohn, The Ultimate Sports Parent, 11/12/19, 2:00PM CST


Focusing on the process rather than the outcome is what’s most important. Read on for ways to help your athlete focus.

A sports parent wrote in and said:

“Somehow on the courts, my son still lacks confidence. He has great techniques and I know that he can be a great player. But on the court he freezes, he feels scared and once he knows he sees competition that is better, his performance drops as well. Please help me on how to help him overcome this?”

Often, kids who freeze up during games don’t feel as comfortable in games as they do in practice, or they’re intimidated by the competition. They may also lack trust in the skills they learned in practice.