“Discover How To Help Your Sports Kids Be
Mentally Tough and Confident When Bullies Strike!”
Your Athletes Could Be The Targets Of
Bullies Trying to Force Them Out Of Sports!
And You May Not Even Know It….
From: Lisa Cohn and Patrick Cohn, Ph.D.
Dear Sports Parent:
We had no idea we were opening up such a can of worms when we began talking to parents, coaches, and bullying experts about how bullying causes kids to lose confidence and in many cases quit sports.
Your heartfelt, sometimes angry, often frustrated letters poured in, revealing painful stories about how your sports kids have lost confidence and been hurt by bullies who tease, taunt, intimidate, socially isolate and threaten sports kids.
And the bullies, you’ve told us, aren’t only kids. In some cases, they’re coaches and even jealous sports parents!
What’s more, our research revealed that many young athletes feel embarrassed about being bullied, so they don’t want to tell their parents. When they do open up, sometimes it’s too late…
Kids are quitting sports because of the harassment and intimidation from bullies and coaches! When kids no longer enjoy sports, they drop out.
Today, we offer a solution to help you take action and stop the madness!
We reveal how to teach your kids to focus and perform their best when bullies strike. We need you to help us stage a revolution aimed at removing the power bullies have over your kids, a phenomenon that’s rampant in sports today, among both girls and boys.
Who Are We, And Why Should You Listen to Us?
We’re a brother-sister team, an award-winning parenting writer and a leading sports psychology expert. We are co-owners of the Ultimate Sports Parent and the Kids’ Sports Psychology online mental training web site.
Dr. Patrick Cohn is a dedicated mental game coach, sports psychology expert and sports parent. He has studied, researched, and worked with thousands of athletes for nearly two decades. He has worked with some of the top athletes in the world–including PGA tour winners and NASCAR winners–on techniques to improve confidence, focus, and composure in sports.
He has interviewed many top athletes in the world, including Thurman Thomas, Michelle Akers, Ernie Els, Mario Andretti, and Helen Alfredsson to uncover the strategies, techniques and skills that keep these professional athletes at the pinnacle of performance.
Dr. Cohn has authored and produced an extensive library of sports psychology books, videos, audio programs and training seminars. (Visit the Peaksports.com mental training proshop or sports psychology seminar page for details). He has a Ph.D. in education from the University of Virginia.
Lisa Cohn is an award-winning parenting writer and book author whose stories have appeared in Mothering, the Christian Science Monitor, Parenting and other publications. She’s been quoted about parenting by the New York Times, Associated Press and Time Magazine.
Lisa is a mom and step mom to five young athletes and a former youth sports coach. She’s the host of the popular podcast series, “Ultimate Sports Parent Radio,” which has more than 65,000 subscribers. Lisa played three sports as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Ct.
Bullying is Out of Control in Sports
As sports parents, we’ve both seen how prevalent and destructive bullying is in sports.
All kinds of sports kids can be the targets of bullies….
- Gifted athletes are often targeted because others are jealous.
- Kids who are smaller and less physically advanced also can become the focus of bullies.
- When kids are competing for a ladder position on a team, bullying is also common.
- Girls taunt, tease, exclude, and hurt one another in sports just as much as boys do.
What’s more, bullies aren’t just sports kids. There are lots of bully coaches out there, too, who do a lot of damage. We’ve seen many of them first hand. They yell at, intimidate, harass, and threaten their young athletes—often in the name of winning.
When sports kids become the target of bullies—whether the aggressors are athletes or coaches–they often lose confidence and in many cases self-esteem.
And this affects their performance, too. They play tentatively, worry constantly about what others think of them, and live in fear. This hurts both their performance and enjoyment of sports. Ultimately, some kids can’t cope and they simply drop out of sports altogether.
We’ve also learned sports kids don’t tell their parents what’s going on. That’s why sports parents and coaches must be more aware and understand why bullies behave the way they do, how to stop them, and how to ensure sports kids stay mentally tough when bullies strike.
To help your kids stay in sports, have more fun, and be mentally tough around bullies, we’re introducing a brand-new and unique program designed just for sports parents, coaches and their young athletes: