Episode 23

Craig Sigl: They Say Sports are 90% Mental

Every athlete, parent, and coach knows that sports are about far more than just physical ability. During those high-pressure moments, confidence and mental toughness can make all the difference.

But what exactly is mental toughness, and how can an athlete develop it?

Nationally recognized mental toughness expert and accomplished author Craig Sigl shares his advice on how to stay focused, confident, and determined under pressure. In addition, Sigl tells us how parents can support their athlete(s), how to stop dwelling on past mistakes, and how to deal with “old-school” coaching. If you're looking to improve your mental toughness, start here.

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: Feb 02 2015