// Tag: Youth Sport

What motivational climate do you create for young athletes?

Posted 6 months ago Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read comments

Working in various youth sport environments and with several young athletes on an individual basis brings about numerous challenges in relation to athlete motivation […]


Why is Confidence important for Young Athletes?

Posted 10 months ago Rebecca Chidley 3 minute read comments

Young athletes will experience times when they struggle with their confidence and it is low, they will also experience the opposite where confidence is […]


The young athlete’s journey – transitions in youth sport

Posted 1 year ago Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read comments

The 2018 Commonwealth Games has further reinforced the young age that some athletes are attending such high-profile events At just 11-years-old Anna Hursey became […]


Working in Youth Sport: Reflections of a Trainee Sport Psychologist

Posted 2 years ago Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read comments

Introduction As a Trainee Sport Psychologist, I have been offered many opportunities to work with young athletes at various stages of their personal development […]


Why kids quit sport

Posted 5 years ago Richard Fryer 3 minute read comments

Youth sport is a subject close to my heart. As a parent of three pre school-age children, participation in organised sporting activities is already […]


Coaching for positive youth development: The right environment

Posted 5 years ago Ruth Senior 3 minute read comment

Positive outcomes from sports participation cannot be assumed. This article explores the current evidence from Developmental Psychology on the right environment for positive youth […]


Mental health in the student athlete

Posted 6 years ago Emma Vickers 3 minute read comments

“With special populations, especially those who are particularly goal-oriented, particularly high achievers and particularly focused, there is still a sense of stigmatization, a sense […]


How and when should praise be given?

Posted 6 years ago Jennifer Hobson 2 minute read comment

In my previous article about parenting in sport (link available below), it was concluded parents should support, praise and encourage their child’s involvement in […]


What is the point of school?

Posted 6 years ago James Barraclough 4 minute read comments

The above is the title of a book by Guy Claxton that I read recently. At the time of publishing the author was Director […]


Embracing the Individual

Posted 6 years ago Keith Begley 2 minute read comments

Too often, team sports managements disenfranchise young players or potentially good players by treating them like pieces of meat. If they are not up […]


Specialization in youth sport

Posted 6 years ago Erica Beachy 2 minute read comments

When young children show a large amount of skill or potential talent for a specific sport, they are often pushed to exclusively pursue that […]


The influence of parents in youth sport

Posted 6 years ago Mary Quinton 2 minute read comments

We’ve all seen that one parent on the sideline, shouting out inappropriate comments at the top of their voice that are not only directed […]


Parental Involvement in Sport

Posted 6 years ago BelievePerform 2 minute read comment

As a football coach you are always looking at ways to improve the performance of your players and maintain the highest level of coaching. […]


Youth Sport: is it all about enjoyment? A developmental perspective

Posted 6 years ago Mary Quinton 1 minute read comments

It has often been said that the most important thing children gain from sport is enjoyment. However, youth sport additionally plays a huge role […]

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The influence of parents in youth sport

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Extrinsic vs intrinsic motivation

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