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How To Build Confidence In A Young Athlete

Posted by: Dr. Granat on May 30, 2016

Over the years, I have counseled thousands of young athletes and their family members.

These kids have participated in a wide range of sports including golf, tennis, baseball, wrestling, fencing, figure skating, soccer, basketball and football.

In many instances, these kids are under the age of twelve.

I developed the Bedtime Stories For Young Athletes program to reach this specific audience.

Here is the link to learn more about his program and the free book that comes with it.

https://stayinthezone.com/shop/sports-psychology-program-for-children-and-parents/

These two items comprise a program for the kids and their parents. They are all about confidence, focus and relaxation.

 

I recently received this nice note from the dad of a young baseball player who used the program with his son and with some of this other players.

Dr. Granat,

 

I am happy to report that my son, Matthew, FINALLY is swinging the bat again .... missed a time or two at first, but then made contact for a base hit.  Such a positive experience for him.

 

He and I listened all the way through CD #1 .... of course, it’s hard to say, with a 10 y/o, how much he got out of the CD, but I’m a believer that it’s a piece of the puzzle which got him to relax his mind, envision himself having a positive experience and at least for his latest game ... getting a base hit.

 

I’ve used the visualizing technique with some of the other boys as they wait, “on deck,” and there is one boy, who I’m certain, seeing himself hit the ball in his mind has made him a pretty good hitter.  At the beginning of the season he had no clue how to swing the bat.

 

The season is almost over, I’ll check in again with you if something comes up worth sharing.

 

Russ Fee

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