How to Help Athletes Cope With Intense Coaches


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In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, starts his new series in Sessions With Doc, where he answers mental game questions.

Here’s the question Dr. Patrick Cohn answers this week:

Does your son or daughter freeze up on the playing field because the coach is really intense?

Kay said:

“Intense coaches make my son freeze up on the field, lose confidence and want to quit the sport he loves. What can I do to help him stay relaxed and play well?”

In this video you’ll learn:

How to help your athletes cope with the coach's behavior.

What can you do in this situation?

Listen to this week's podcast to learn how you can teach your athlete that it is okay to make mistakes and to stop worrying about what the coach will do.

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