What do you say to your athlete in the car ride to and from the game? What is the message during games, especially in those tense moments of high pressure? What we say to our children, becomes their inner voice. Listen in for Dr. Jim Taylor’s advice on creating successful youth athletes.

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Show Notes

8:05 From a nervous athlete to a Sport Psychologist – Jim’s beginnings

15:45 How much has sports changed over the years?

23:15 For all those athletes that make it, so many more were left behind on the path

27:30 The Pillars of Success

35:30 Obstacles to Success

46:15 Outcomes mean nothing at a young age

53:00 What are the messages in youth sports we give our children


Getting in Touch

Website: www.DrJimTaylor.com

Twitter: @DrJimTaylor

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Buy the Book: Raising Young Athletes


About Dr. Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor, PhD, is internationally recognized for his work in the psychology of sport and parenting. He has worked with junior elite, collegiate, Olympic, and professional athletes for more than thirty years. Dr. Taylor is the author of many books, including the Prime Sport series, Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child, and Train Your Mind for Athletic Success: Mental Preparation to Achieve Your Sports Goals.


In Raising Young Athletes: Parenting Your Children to Victory in Sports and Life, Dr. Jim Taylor—an internationally-recognized authority on sport psychology, child development, and parenting—offers a guiding hand to help parents ensure that their children’s sports participation encourages positive attitudes and promotes healthy developments as they move toward adulthood. The role of parents in shaping their children’s sports experience has never been more important, and Dr. Taylor shows parents how to send the right messages to their young athletes with clear and practical advice. Whether playing sports just for fun or with aspirations to play professionally, Raising Young Athletes helps parents steer their children toward a healthy, positive experience. As such, their participation will become an impactful part of their lives that will prepare them to be victorious both in sports and in life.


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