Helping Your Child Deal with Sports Fears

Now that schools are back in session, fall and winter sports are underway. Some children can suffer fear or apprehension about participating in sports activities. The fear might be of trying something new, being afraid to fail in a public event, or fear of interacting with unfamiliar teammates. As parents, we want to allay these fears, but we also want to teach our children how to face their fears and work through them. They also need to learn that failure is part of taking risks, and it’s okay to fail at anything as long as they are prepared to learn from it and try again. Here are some tips for parents when helping your children with sports fears:

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Remember This Before You Complain to the Coach

It’s OK to feel passionate about your child’s participation in sports. Taking your child to practice and going to games is an incredible way to show your support, but sometimes it’s possible to get too involved. If you find yourself wanting to complain to the coach of your child’s sports team, here is what you should remember.

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Pay It Forward Throughout the Year as a Team

Working together as a team builds communication skills, bonds, and relationships. Teamwork is also a valuable skill for children to develop as they grow. Another valuable skill to learn is paying it forward. If your child is involved in a team sport, learn how your child can pay it forward throughout the year as a team.

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Five Keys to Raising Fearless Children

In order to excel in Sarasota sports, athletes need to learn to manage their fear. Fear is a common part of athletics. There is the fear of failure, the fear of risk, the fear of performing, and the fear of getting hurt. While it is important for a child to be careful and aware of the risks of their sport, it is also important for them to grow their confidence. Learn five keys to raising fearless children by reading on.

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Cheerleading is a demanding, yet fun and exciting sport. Participants must be willing to perform in front of an audience, make wild facial expressions, dance, tumble, and so much more. With the willingness to learn, push your limits, and move out of your comfort zone, cheerleading can be a rewarding sport in Sarasota for participants. To learn more about what it takes to be a competitive cheerleader, keep on reading!

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