PSYC 460 WEEK 8 FORUM

Part 1:

Young athletes participate in and discontinue sport programs for a variety of reasons. Stress can also significantly affect a young athlete’s sport participation. Addictive behaviors can influence both participation and performance. In this activity, you’ll very briefly reflect on your childhood youth sport experiences and determine what factors played a role in your decision to participate in and discontinue participation in a youth sport program.  What would have made your experience better?  What is the best way for parents to support youth athletes in a positive way?

 

Part 2:
Stress and addictive behaviors can have a significant impact on youth sport participants. To help them cope with stress and/or addictive behaviors, you can adapt and use several techniques that are relevant for children. Add a bullet point list and short explanation of sport psychology skills for youth athletes to help create fun, avoid burnout, teach them time management strategies, reduce fears of failure, and increase self-confidence.

Part 3:
In frustrating sport situations, young people are particularly influenced by adult behavior.
Why do some people act aggressively and others do not?
What socially learned cues in sport signal the appropriateness of being aggressive?
Identify and explain two Psychological Skills you would teach to help young athletes control their emotions.  Consider emotional intelligence or self-detachment.  What helps us stay under control and aware of our surroundings?


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Part 1:
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