In this episode of The S.L.I.D.E. Podcast, hosts Aaron, Jenn and Allie are joined by Larissa from Mental Game Academy to discuss the impact of technology on youth baseball. They explore the negative effects of cell phone usage on athletes’ mental health and performance, and offer practical solutions and mental skills programs to help young athletes overcome these challenges.
The hosts and guest emphasize the importance of positive self-talk and emotional regulation in the development of young athletes. They also stress the need for parental involvement and accountability in creating a healthy and supportive environment for young athletes to thrive.
Listeners can expect to learn about:
– The impact of technology on youth baseball
– The negative effects of cell phone usage on athletes’ mental health and performance
– Practical solutions and mental skills programs to help young athletes overcome these challenges
– The importance of positive self-talk and emotional regulation in the development of young athletes
– The need for parental involvement and accountability in creating a healthy and supportive environment for young athletes
If you’re a parent, coach, or young athlete looking to improve your mental game and make baseball fun again, this episode is a must-listen!
[00:00:07] Reviving Youth Baseball: Challenges and Solutions
[00:03:54] Effects of Technology on Young Athletes
[00:07:04] Phone addiction in sports and families
[00:10:22] The Impact of Technology on Children
[00:13:44] Social media’s effect on youth confidence
[00:16:51] Developing Professional Mindset for Athletes
[00:20:05] Effects of Technology on Child Communication & Girls’ Mental Blocks
[00:23:38] The Power of Positive Mindset for Athletes
[00:27:16] Mental Health of Athletes and Social Media
[00:30:56] Digital Device Boundaries for Children
[00:34:27] The Mental Game Academy’s Approach to Self-Care
[00:37:56] Social media impact on young athletes
[00:41:29] Scientific Literacy and Youth Sports Coaching
[00:44:58] Parental Coaching and Tech in Schools
[00:48:19] Memory Processing and Learning Challenges
[00:51:28] Stress Management and Socialization for Coaches and Teachers
[00:54:57] Program to Improve Athletes’ Mental Skills
[00:57:59] Technology and Sports Training
[01:01:20] Artificial Intelligence and Creativity
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