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Top 5 Ways to help children With sports anxiety

Hello SDC family! Summer is almost here, and we can’t wait for Sports Discovery Camp to start! Today we are going to discuss an important issue. We are going to talk about the top 5 ways you can help your child if they suffer from sports anxiety. Wondering what sports anxiety is? It’s when a child views competitive situations as threatening, making them feel very uncomfortable and anxious. If that sounds like your child, we hope this top 5 will help them get over their sports anxiety. 

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Top 5 - Ways To Help Children With Sports Anxiety

1 - Believe in themselves - Sports can be a scary thing for any child because they don’t want to let their teammates, parents, fans or themselves down. This can put a lot of stress on a child and can make them not want to play. As a parent, the best thing you can do is encourage your child to believe in themselves and rest assured that you are there and happy with them regardless of the outcome. 


2 - Confidence - If a child is short of confidence, they tend just to assume they won’t do well. As a parent, we know youOvercoming Sports Anxiety want to do whatever you can to help build your child’s confidence. It starts out small, for example, let them know when they do anything well. That goes from hitting a foul ball to hitting a home run in baseball. Also, from being a good teammate, for being fair and respectful. Let them know they are doing fantastic just by trying their best.


3 - Taking negative thoughts and anxiety and using them to grow - Teaching a child to take all their negative thoughts and turning it into motivation is a critical lesson to learn. They are going to be scared the first time they step on the ice, step up to bat or take the field in a game. Some level of anxiety is natural if they are able to channel that they have the chance to be able to thrive off of the pressure.


4 - Peer support - Nothing quite helps a child succeed more than the support of their friends. Having friends that cheer you on and encouraging you even when you fail is crucial. Be sure to tell your children to always encourage and support their teammates because it will lead to everyone on the team playing better and feeling conformable. 


5 - Coaching support - Having a coach who knows how to pick a kid up when they are down is very important. If a child feels like they’re going to be benched if they mess up, they will feel horrible. Coaches need to make sure their players know that if they make a mistake, it’s not the end of the world, and they will get a chance to make up for it. 


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