How to Boost Self Confidence for Kids?

How to boost self confidence for kids? How to help kids to build a healthy self esteem?

We run into a great article. This article is pure gold.

This is a must read for all the coaches. You can’t find a more educating free article in the web. Biggest thanks for the writer!

A guide for teachers, parents and children to build a healthy self esteem for kids.

Self Confidence for Kids

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How to Improve Self Confidence in Volleyball Serve?

Read about improving volleyball players’ self confidence.

How to make your players feel more confident when serving? Self-Confidence in Volleyball Serve

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Motivating Your Team To Be More Competitive

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How do you get your team to compete harder? How to inspire your team to do their best?

Go to article through the following link Motivating Your Team To Be More Competitive

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Sports Psychology – Playing Against a Weaker Team

Sports psychology tips for playing against a weaker team.

I am sure you watched Olympic Games on TV and saw underdog teams surprising the clear favorites.  One example of this was when the US men’s hockey team beat a clear favorite, the Canadian hockey team in the preliminary round.

How to play against a weaker team?

1. Do not take an underdog team too lightly or set expectations about who should win.

2. Always put a real effort to design a game plan or strategy.

3.  Get excited and be passionate to compete. Without intensity you are not able to focus 100% to the game, which leads to bad performance.

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Recommendations for Building Self-esteem

We continue about the sports psychology topic we started a few weeks ago. If you want to see specific questions and answers about the topic, follow the link below.

We found a nice article about Children’s Self Esteem.

Recommendations for Building Self-esteem of Children:

* Love them regardless of how they perform.
* Give them opportunities to demonstrate their competence.
* Focus on areas over which they have control (e.g., their efforts rather than results).
* Encourage your children to take appropriate risks.
* Allow your children to experience failure and then help them learn its essential lessons.
* Set expectations for their behavior.
* Demand accountability.
* Have consequences for bad behavior.
* Include them in decision making.

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Sports Psychology in Volleyball

How to use sports psychology to improve your performance in volleyball? How to help athletes to perform better? Read about simple tools to improve your performance on the court.

Sports Psychology in Volleyball

Also here is a video about sports psychology in squash.  Video is 8 minutes long, but I am positive you’ll get few good tips to your volleyball game from there.  The coach in the video is the squash coach for the world’s greatest squash players, so it is worth watching the video.

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Volleyball Coaching – What Is Talent?

What is talent?

This article is not an easy read, but try to read at least the bold sentences:

“Psychologist K. Anders Ericsson strongly suggests that skill emerges out of deliberate practice rather than being born in a person.”

“Ericsson’s research suggests very strongly that what is really in short supply in the cultivation of expert performance is not initial ability, but rather expert coaching and motivation to continually develop greater skill.”

I hope this article gives motivation for the coaches and players to keep practicing.

What is talent?


Happy Holidays Everyone!

Happy Holidays! We wish you all the best for 2010.


P.S. What Holidays is all about, Charlie Brown? Let’s see what Linus said:

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Volleyball Transition Video – How to Transition in Volleyball?

Read an article about volleyball transition.

How to transition from a blocker to a hitter?  Or from a blocker to a defensive player, and then to a hitter?

Take a look at on a couple of videos about transition.

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Volleyball Drills with a Robot? Video: Japanese Made a Volleyball Robot :-)

Take a look at this video. Would you like to improve your volleyball skills with a robot?

Well, maybe this is not for serious volleyball training, but probably we don’t have to wait too much longer to play picnic or backyard volleyball against a robot..

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