How to reduce sports anxiety felt by kids
How sports anxiety can impact your child
While some sports psychologists acknowledge that a level of anxiety can enhance sporting performance, plenty of research highlights that sports anxiety does more harm than good:
Insecurity and self-doubt in the classroom: experiencing sports anxiety is an indication that your child can be overcome with doubt when it comes to performing tasks. Sports anxiety could transfer across into exam and assessment task anxiety.
Australian Kids Need Active Parents
So, here are some ways that you can incentivise your kids to be physically active which come from a news article published May 10, 2015 in the New Zealand Herald:
There is no right or wrong way to raise a child who is involved in sport: what’s important is parents helping their children understand that sport is important for many reasons, including enjoyment, health and social benefits.
Don’t expect children to place the same value on sport as you (par...
Cricket Coaching tips for Aussie kids
School Holiday Cricket Coaching – Net Sessions
Round up a group of mates, anywhere from two to six teammates is a good starting point. Then, organise to meet at a local park that has safe and reliable cricket nets.
Aim to spend about one hour with your teammates practicing in the nets.
Each batsman should aim to bat for between 10-20 minutes facing different types of bowlers e.g. fast, swing or spinners.
Each batsman could be set with a scenario. For example, one batsman would ...
AFL Skills and Coaching Tips
AWKWARD MARKING – AFL MARKING GAME
Grab a bunch of AFL footy balls (of course one will do!) and a set of markers or cones. Position yourself, as the coach, roughly 5-10 metres away from your child (and their mates if you are running a group activity). Then, throw one AFL footy up toward one player on the full, without the ball touching the ground to replicate a teammate kicking the ball. The aim of the game is to mark the ball cleanly and for players to keep their eyes on the ball ...
How to keep your kids fit during school holidays
School Holiday Fitness Plan for Kids
Have your kids round up a group of mates (anywhere from two to six teammates is a good starting point). Then, organise to meet at a local park that is safe and reliable with good quality facilities. Then, set your kids to task by complete this three day fitness challenge:
15 minute non-stop run – Chuck on your runners, find a local park and run laps of the park non-stop for 15 minutes. How about taking your pet dog or brothers ...