Episode 36

Mental Toughness Training for Young Athletes

Mental toughness is one of those vital intangibles that no successful athlete can do without. It’s about being able to translate preparation to performance, and it’s a skill that needs constant development. 

So, what’s the best way to develop it?

In this podcast, Youth Sports Psychology Consultant James Leath is on the hot seat to answer all your questions about mental toughness. No, literally—we’ve collected questions directly from our fans, all the way from California to New York! If you’ve ever wanted to know what makes an athlete mentally tough, this is the podcast for you!

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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: Jul 24 2015