What to say to your very nervous athlete...

Sep 27, 2020

Mom or Dad,

I can feel your heart ache over the phone, in the comments of my social media, in my Facebook group for parents. I can feel how much you want your kiddo to succeed. To be happy. To be CONFIDENT!

I know you are trying everything you can. Which is why I’m here! The girls are my passion. I LOVE getting to work with them, but you are just as much on this journey to confidence.

Do you ever feel like no matter what you say, it just isn’t sinking in with your daughter?

Well, I’ve created a little guide on what to say to your daughter when she is feeling…

😬 Nervous

😬 Self Doubt

😬 Not Confident

😬 Afraid to mess up

😬 Worried

1️⃣ Encourage her to think about what they can control

Effort: Susie, all you can do is give it your all!

Routine: Susie, use your routine, you’ve got this!

Breath: Susie, remember you can always take a deep breath whenever you need it!

Visualize: Susie, see yourself kickin’ butt out there!

Fun: Susie, it's about having fun. When you have fun, you play amazing!

2️⃣ Use their affirmations

If you haven’t already, make sure to have your daughter create her own affirmations (do it with her).

Know her affirmations and repeat them back to her.

Yell them out at her when you are cheering for her in the stands!

3️⃣ Be the example

Your energy is contagious. Think about when you are cranky or moody or angry. Doesn’t it make everyone else around you have that energy. Or maybe they are tip-toeing around you…

Show excitement on the way to the game.

When you speak with a positive attitude it rubs off.

Some things NOT to do…

❌ Don’t complain about the coach.

❌ Don’t talk about the results or outcomes.

❌ Don’t be as nervous as she is. Be strong.

❌ Don’t talk about the parent/team drama.

Dang. I’m fired up about this for the parents. I can’t wait to see how this goes for you all!

In the comments below, share with us…

What are you saying that’s working?!

What are you saying that’s NOT working?!

Let’s learn and grow together!

Also, I mentioned some visualization -- don’t forget I have a FREE downloadable Visualization Practice Package that will teach mom, dad, and your athlete how to visualize!

Keep on keepin’ on,

💕Paige

 

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