Sports Psychology: How To Teach Young Athletes Sportsmanship And Anger Management Skills

Dr. Jay Granat, founder of,  appeared on WCBS TV yesterday.  He was interviewed by WCBS TV Anchor, Cindy Hsu.  Granat outline 8 tips parents and coaches can use to teach athletes how to manage anger and frustration and how to develop good sportsmanship. 

You can find more information and the interview at


Here are some of the tips:





   1.    Let your performance do your talking instead of your fists or your mouth.


    2.   Anger will negatively impact your ability to stay in the zone and perform your best.


3.       There are negative consequences for behaving in a violent or uncivilized manner.


4.        Nothing is as strong as gentleness.


5.        Very few people enjoy being an angry state of mind. It is not good for you or for your body.


6.          Patience and calmness really are wonderful virtues.


7.        You can’t always get what you want in sports or in life.  You need to learn to accept life’s  challenges.


   8.   Sporting events can be serious and competitive, but they are not life or death

Dr. Granat

About Dr. Granat

Since 1978, Dr. Granat has counseled thousands of highly competitive athletes from many different sports. His clients have included golfers, tennis players, bowlers, runners, boxers, baseball players, basketball players, pool players, hockey players, ice skaters, wrestlers, fencers and martial artists. (Satisfied Clients) on this site. Now athletes who are struggling with choking, nervousness, lack of confidence, negative thoughts, self-doubt, lack of energy or concentration problems can get the help they need to excel in their respective sport by phone.
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