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Coaching Your Athlete Through Positive Self Talk

“As coaches and parents interact with athletes, the way they provide feedback and instruction can influence how athletes approach any new challenge. Coaching through positive self-talk is an opportunity to teach kids to approach new situations with optimism and confidence.

According to sport psychologist Dr. Roberta Kraus, Ph.D., there is a four-step process for learning new skills: think, feel, perform, and create habits. Here are five ways Dr. Kraus says parents and coaches can help athletes learn new skills and perform at their best through positive self-talk.”

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