How many times have you seen your kids over-analyze and think too much when playing in a game? In fact, young athletes display classic traits of “perfectionist” kids who over-analyze and bog themselves down with too many details. They want to over-think their performance in the attempt to perform better.
Perfectionist kids are very hard on themselves. Kids like this need to separate the “practice mindset” from the “playing mindset” needed for competition. They need to learn how to perform intuitively and athletically–and to not over-think their games when competing.
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