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Unlock Young Athlete’s Confidence – Hire a Mental Coach

Imagine this: your child, a young athlete, laces up for a game, heart pounding, butterflies fluttering. They have the skills, the dedication…but sometimes, something seems to hold them back. They hesitate, over-analyze, doubt themselves. Enter the mental coach, a quiet guide leading your child to unleash the hidden potential within.

That’s what Launch Sports Performance in Tulsa, OK, offers. We don’t just train bodies; we train minds, unlocking the psychological superpowers. These can catapult your young athlete to new levels of confidence and success.

Proving has shown that to enhance your game, you must enhance your mental game. Peak performance in elite athletes comes from concentrating on both mental and physical aspects of sport. Many times a mental game coach can help overcome mental challenges and give althetes the boost they need.

But what exactly does a mental coach do? Forget the image of a therapist on a couch. A mental performance coach, often called a sports psychologist, acts as a confidential teammate, working with young athletes to:

1. Build rock- solid confidence:

  • Challenge negative self-talk: Your child might think, “I’m not fast enough,” or “I’ll make a bad play.” The mental coach helps them identify and reframe these harmful thoughts, replacing them with empowering affirmations. They’ll learn to speak kindly to themselves, just like they’d speak to a best friend. As a parent, you will be amazed at the difference in your child’s confidence when they learn to cut the negative self-talk
  • Boost mental toughness: Pre-game jitters? Fear of failure? The mental coach equips your child with coping strategies, teaching them to embrace pressure as a challenge, not a threat. They’ll learn to see setbacks as steppingstones, not road blocks. This is a skill that will serve them long after the game ends.

2. Enhance focus and concentration:

  • Minimize distractions: Does your child day dream during practice? The mental coach helps them achieve deep “flow” states, where they become one with the game, shutting out distractions like a closed curtain. The ability to shut out distractions is a skill that will serve anyone in future career endeavors.
  • Heighten in-the- moment performance: Is your child easily flustered? The mental coach teaches resilience techniques, so they can adapt to game changes like a willow bends in the wind. They’ll learn to stay present, focused, even when the game gets wild.

3. Cultivate a growth mindset:

  • Embrace challenges: Does your child see difficulty as a dead end? The mental coach helps them embrace challenges as growth opportunities, teaching them to view setbacks as steppingstones to mastery. Each challenge is a learning process that is to be valued.
  • Celebrate effort: Does your child only value victory, not practice? The mental coach cultivates intrinsic joy, teaching them to celebrate the journey, not just the trophy. They’ll learn to find pleasure in improvement, not just the final result. We want to help your child enjoy the game.

Launch Sports Performance doesn’t just time bodies; we refine young athletes’ inner landscapes, shaping their confidence, focus, and growth mindset to fuel their athletic journey. An athlete’s game encompasses much more than what people see on the outside.

But how does this differ from a regular coach?

  • Expertise in sports psychology: Our coaches are trained in both physical training and sports psychology, uniquely able to address the psychological aspects of athletic performance.
  • Confidentiality and non-judgment: We provide a confidential space for your child to express openly and without judgment, allowing them to explore their thoughts and challenges without fear. Your child can feel safe to be themsleves because we aren’t here to judge, we are here to work together to build the confidence they need.
  • Customization: We tailor our approach to each athlete’s unique needs, crafting personalized strategies and techniques that fit their specific goals and challenges. Your child has a unique set of needs and we work to provide them the exact tools they need to succeed. This is no cookie-cutter approach!

Investing in a mental performance coach isn’t just about winning more games.  It’s about unlocking your child’s potential, equipping them with the mental tools. This helps to conquer not just athletic challenges, but life’s future hurdles. The skills they learn with us are investment in your child’s future marriage, career, and beyond.

Contact Launch Sports Performance in Tulsa, OK, and unleash the mental superpowers that can catapult your young athlete to new levels of confidence and success!