7. The MIND matters MOST

At every level of sport, it is what’s going on inside an athlete’s head that will determine how they perform – especially for our young athletes.

Teaching our young athletes to have a development mindset, where they truly believe they can do anything if they put their minds to it is crucial. To give them the confidence and awareness to ignore that ‘little voice’ in their heads sowing seeds of doubt is the best gift we can give our kids.

But sadly, too many of our young kids are overcome with fear of failure, self-doubt and trepidation of letting everyone down if things don’t work out. Especially their parents!

Always remember our young athlete’s minds are the most potent weapon they have for ensuring they develop their skills and a lifetime love of playing sport.

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