What should you do if your child worries too much before playing football or gets too worked up after a game? The Kids Coach Naomi Richards offers some advice.
Before a football game your child can feel stressed and after a game they can do too.
Pre-match your child may worry about their own performance or about the strengths of the other team. They may worry they are going to let their team mates down, worry they may get injured or about who is watching them play.
After a game they may feel stress because they did not play as well as they had anticipated.
We all know some stress can be healthy, but what if your child gets worked up too much before a game? That is not so good
We can help our child de-stress before a game in a number of ways:
As for after the game, remind them that they did the best they could and get them to focus on the best parts of their game and talk about how they could improve their weaker moments (I mentioned this in an earlier article:Â Keeping the belief going). It is important that our children only feel healthy stress so I hope these tools will work for you and your child.
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