Category: Youth Athletics

Carly Anderson is a licensed psychologist who specializes in sports psychology and is co-owner of Premier Sport Psychology in Edina. She joined Jill Riley to talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young athletes, many of whom are seeing their beloved activities curtailed or changed due to the public health crisis. Wellness Wednesday: Supporting young athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic with Dr. Carly Anderson...
Carly Anderson is a licensed psychologist who specializes in sports psychology and is co-owner of Premier Sport Psychology in Edina. She joined Jill Riley to talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young athletes, many of whom are seeing their beloved activities curtailed or changed due to the public health crisis. Wellness Wednesday: Supporting young athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic with Dr. Carly Anderson...
These days, it can be really hard to know how to best parent your athlete in a way that will help them reach their full potential…

Parental "Pressure Cooker"

It seems that more and more of our focus has shifted to performance outcomes and pushing kids to excel in sports, rather than ensuring that they are having fun. Signs that your child may be being pushed too hard in sport: 1) they express to you, peers, or coaches that they are no longer having fun, 2) they report that they no longer want to compete or participate in the sport, 3) they seem to have lost motivation (e.g., to attend practice or work hard), or 4) they display increased anxiety about participating in sport. Creating a healthy balance between having fun and focusing on improvement and success in and out of sport should be the goal for kids. 

Assess the coach and the sport environment and make sure both sufficiently sup...