James Lazar could kick a soccer ball before he could stand. He scored his first goal before he owned soccer shoes. The older James got, the harder soccer got. James started to worry too much about mistakes, which hurt his game. He did not want to disappoint other people. He started to playing it safe so that he wouldn’t let down his coach, parents, or teammates. But in the end James learned a valuable lesson: others still loved him even if he made mistakes or lost the game.
Both parents and young athletes will enjoy the lessons they learn. In The Confident Sports Kids Picture Book Series, young athletes and their parents learn valuable lessons through sports about confidence, focus, letting go of expectations and pressure, and how to be more successful in sports using proven sports psychology strategies.
Dr. Patrick Cohn is a renowned Sports Psychology Expert at Peak Performance Sports in Orlando, Florida. He's the author of The Confident Athlete CD series and co-author of The Confident Sports Kid CD series.