Youth Sports Seminars-Mental Approach to Youth Sports

This video series is part of the Youth Sports Seminars presented by the Huntsville Park and Recreation Department. Charles Plott is a sports psychologist that works with high school, college and pro athletes and he shares some of his thoughts on the dealing with the mental approach to youth sports.

Mental Approach to Youth Sports

Greg Patterson, Director of Huntsville Park and Recreation talks about the sports safety program that they are implementing. He also talks about the challenge of playing multiple sports versus playing just one sport.

How to Help Your Child Succeed in Sports

Charles Plott, talks about the issues dealing with playing multiple sports versus playing just one sport. He believes that competing in anything helps competing in everything.

How to Help Your Child Succeed in Sports-Part 2

Parents are responsible for creating expectations in your children. What type of expectations are you creating?

How to Help Your Child Succeed in Sports-Part 3

Confidence is a choice. It is easy to be confident when things are going well, but how about when things aren't going well.

How to Help Your Child Succeed in Sports-Part 4

The focus of this video segment is focus. The key is to not think about it, because over-thinking is dangerous.

How to Help Your Child Succeed in Sports-Part 5

The importance of "Go Play". Charles Plott, sports psychologist talks about the importance having fun and to trust themselves and just go play.

How to Help Your Child Succeed in Sports-Part 6

What is your performance identity? In this video segment, Charles Plott talks about how successful professional athletes have created a player identity and may be totally different in their personal lives.

How to Help Your Child Succeed in Sports-Part 7

Charles Plott answers some questions at the Huntsville Park and Recreation Youth Sports Seminar Series. In this segment he talks about work ethic, burn out and stress.

How to Help Your Child Succeed in Sports-Part 8

In this question and answer segment, Charles Plott talks about the role of praise and creating stressful situations in practice.