Performance Anxiety in Children’s Sports

 

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Yes: Performance anxiety in children is very real. Kids often start to feel pre-game pressure as they move into more competitive levels of youth sports, or begin to compete solo. (They also might feel anxious about other things, like speaking in front of a group.). What Causes Sport Performance Anxiety Having an audience (particularly one that is loving and supportive): Athletes can become overly self-aware of every Fear of disappointing others: Even when a parent or coach is supportive, athletes may be anxious about disappointing. Signs of performance anxiety include feelings of weakness, “butterflies” in the stomach, elevated heart rate, fast breathing, muscle tension, frustration, paralyzing terror, cold sweat, clammy hands and negative self-talk. Pre-event anxiety is normal.

Sport performance anxiety involves irrational fears of things related to performance and being evaluated. Research shows that fear of failure, not looking good to peers, or disapproval by significant others (like parents and coaches) provide some of the biggest contributors to sport performance anxiety ( Smith et. al., 1995 ; Smith et al., 1990 ). Performance Anxiety Impedes Sports Development These are just a few of the things that parents may notice as they watch their children develop in youth baseball or softball.

Many of the events that make us uncomfortable as parents are developmental skill. If you ask any sports psychologist on the planet what is the number one issue holding all athletes back, you will get the answer: “performance anxiety.” Young athletes play their best when they play for the love of their sport and their own internal desire to challenge and improve themselves. Parents can help out by consistently pointing out and praising in your young athlete “what they do well” and leave. After a winter hiatus and with spring sports just around the corner, many children develop sports performance anxiety. This usually happens before or during a tryout or event, but can possibly occur even after an event.

The purpose of this article is to help coaches, trainers, and parents do the followin. These influences include self-defeating behaviors such as inadequate or excessive warm-ups, poor pacing, and inattentiveness to running form (insert your sport’s equivalents here). These.

All of these signs can point to the possibility that performance anxiety is taking shape with your child. It can be the result of her feeling the pressure of being on a more competitive team than in previous years. Her level of activity may require a solo performance, which makes her feel uncomfortable. Additionally, parents of youngsters in the experimental league participated in a Mastery Approach to Parenting in Sports workshop.

The program taught them how to apply mastery principles and how to.

List of related literature:

To explain the relationship between performance and anxiety, tell your child to imagine a baseball player who is filled with a great deal of anxiety.

“Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential” by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Mark S. Lowenthal
from Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential
by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Mark S. Lowenthal
Wiley, 2011

If children have been correctly introduced to activity and sport throughout the Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learn to Train stages, they will have the necessary motor skills and confidence to remain active for life in virtually any sport they choose.

“Long-Term Athlete Development” by Istvan Balyi, Richard Way, Colin Higgs
from Long-Term Athlete Development
by Istvan Balyi, Richard Way, Colin Higgs
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2013

In this situation, parents may pressure young athletes to participate in additional practices, play an excessive number of games, or even play when injured due to fear of failing to win, being deselected, or simply “missing out” in comparison with another child.

“Essentials of Youth Fitness” by Avery D. Faigenbaum, Rhodri S. Lloyd, Jon L. Oliver, American College of Sports Medicine
from Essentials of Youth Fitness
by Avery D. Faigenbaum, Rhodri S. Lloyd, et. al.
Human Kinetics, 2019

We all know that one main stress factor for children in a competition is the strong desire for their parents and coaches to see them winning.

“Developing Youth Football Players” by Horst Wein
from Developing Youth Football Players
by Horst Wein
Human Kinetics, 2007

Such experiences of anxiety must be shared with family members and/or coaching staff to allow the use of interventions (e.g. cognitive behaviour therapy) to increase mental well-being and therefore football performance.

“Return to Play in Football: An Evidence-based Approach” by Volker Musahl, Jón Karlsson, Werner Krutsch, Bert R. Mandelbaum, João Espregueira-Mendes, Pieter d'Hooghe
from Return to Play in Football: An Evidence-based Approach
by Volker Musahl, Jón Karlsson, et. al.
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2018

Finding a balance in supporting the development of an athletically gifted child can be difficult given the stress this child may face in the competitive arena.

“Pediatric Primary Care E-Book” by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser, Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks
from Pediatric Primary Care E-Book
by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Just as the eager parents syndrome is characterized by adult pressure, exercise addiction and overtraining tendencies can be instilled in young athletes by overzealous and untrained coaches.”

“Athletic Training and Sports Medicine” by Robert C. Schenck, Ronnie P. Barnes, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Robert S. Behnke
from Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
by Robert C. Schenck, Ronnie P. Barnes, et. al.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1999

This finding, of course, flies in the face of the assertion that sports are harmful to children due to anxiety and stress.

“Encyclopedia of Human Behavior” by Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
from Encyclopedia of Human Behavior
by Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
Elsevier Science, 2012

In a review of age-appropriate sports participation from a neurodevelopmental and psychological perspective, Patel and colleagues (2002) suggested that children are not prepared for full competitive participation in complex sports before age 12 years.

“Textbook of Family Medicine E-Book” by David Rakel, Robert E. Rakel
from Textbook of Family Medicine E-Book
by David Rakel, Robert E. Rakel
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

It is up to us as sports psychologists, therapists, or coaches to stop parents at these times and rectify the situation.

“Popular Culture in Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Play-Based Interventions” by Lawrence C. Rubin, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S
from Popular Culture in Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Play-Based Interventions
by Lawrence C. Rubin, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S
Springer Publishing Company, 2008

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