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Do parents of child athletes often put too much pressure on their children?

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  • Yes kids are pressured into sports.

    Some parents push their kids into playing sports so much that the kid may lose interest in that sport. The parent may even push the child into playing a sport that they do not like, which can lead to lots of stress on that child, just to try to make their parents proud. Kids then lose their sportsmanship, which is the most important part of the game, not winning.

  • Pressure on Kids

    Says Kensa K. Gunter, Psy.D., CC-AASP, a certified sports psychology consultant and chair of Sport-Exercise Psychology at Argosy University in Atlanta. “However, due to the growing intensity, pressure and competitiveness associated with youth sports, for some kids, participation can put them at an increased risk for experiencing performance anxiety, stress and burnout — and parents and coaches can play a big role in that.”

  • Parents put too much pressure on their child athletes

    The amount of pressure that parents today (moms and dads included) put on their children when they play sports like basketball, little league baseball, soccer, and even pee wee football, has gone way to far out of hand. We need to remind ourselves that these are games designed to make children happy.

  • Yes, parents of child athletes are sometimes overly competitive

    Yes, parents of child athletes often put excessive pressure on their children. In many cases, parents become more competitive than their children, and their desire to win and be the best puts undue stress onto their child. In some cases, parents may be living vicariously through their children and push them to do better.

  • The child has to want it.

    No, parents of child athletes do not often put too much pressure on their children, because the child has to be self-motivated. If the child is not motivated themselves to do well in the sport, they will never get to the highest level of proficiency. There are some parents who push, but it is not too often.

  • A Lot Of Variety

    Children athletes can be used to describe a lot of different situations. It could be a simple baseball team that plays for a season and it could be quite innocent. It could be a child golfer that spends most of their time practicing. This is very subjective and different to each situation. There are people who push their children too hard, but there are also parents who simply want to keep their children involved in a variety of different activities.


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