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Dec 10, 2017

In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, starts his new series in Sessions With Doc, where he answers mental game questions.

Do you play hockey and occasionally lose your confidence?

Matt wrote in and said:

“My son is a 14 year old hockey goalie. He plays at a high level. He's trained by professionals and is considered one of the top goalies in our area. He suffers from sporadic confidence issues in games. I would like some guidance on helping build his confidence and competitiveness. He is also a shy child so the confidence will help overall. Thanks.”

Young athletes tend to ride the confidence roller coaster because they allow mistakes, or they allow teammates or they allow officials or maybe they let in bad goals, they allow that to submarine confidence...

You don't want your atheltes on the confidence roller coaster or have fragile confidence, you want them to have stable or long term confidence. 

What should you do to help your young athlete stay confident during momentum changes?

Listen to this week's podcast to learn what mental game tips Dr. Cohn gives to young athletes for staying confident in games.

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