We all know that the most important techniques, such as relaxing, breathing and setting goals, are of utmost importance when it comes to controlling our mind and emotions. But they are not sufficient. This is what a father says about his 16-year-old soccer playing son: “Our son was seeing a local sports psychologist earlier this year, but I realized that the effect of these sessions was poor. Why? Because the psychologist was addressing the symptoms, rather than the motives. And the motives were our parental attitude towards our son.” The good news is that it took the boy only 4 days to overcome his emotional trauma by following a few easy tips. It is important for the parents to POINT OUT THE PROCESS, RATHER THAN THE RESULT.
“We had a quick result after me and my wife started using similar tactics of communication with our son. He reacted immediately because our understanding and compassion brought him back to us. Instead of being paralyzed by fear of not scoring enough goals, he started FOCUSING ON EACH BALL AND EACH RALLY. We reminded him also that he was ALLOWED TO ERR. then he stopped choking and was the best he could be on the field. Unbelievable!”
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We are positive that they help.
We regularly inform our parents about topics and techniques that we implement in both our group and private sessions as an important element of our education. We believe that it is the parents who can best influence their children. We believe that parents’ support is fundamental, that parents’ unconditional love is what fills the kids’ emotional tanks and helps them spread open their potential.
We support our parents being focused on the Big Picture in tennis and sports in general, as a tool to their kids’ development through PCA’s system of reading materials, books, seminars, clinics, meetings with parents. Thus the parents become their kids’ culture guardians by being fair and kind, by being always under control.