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Ask Stefanie - Performance Anxiety In Youth Sports

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Leigh Weinraub M.A. - Youth sports are starting younger and younger these days.  The competition amongst children is fierce and is felt at every age.  Even a child with minimal anxiety can get anxious when a coach is yelling at them or the parents on the sidelines are cheering and screaming during a game.  The pressure to win, be the best, and make the team can make children extremely anxious and overwhelmed.  It can also make children shut down and impede there performance because their anxiety level is too high.  Coach Leigh will talk about what is was like for her as a child being a competitive tennis player, transitioning to a college tennis coach, and how as a therapist she guides people through exercise and therapy together to relax and overcome their anxieties.  
Leigh Weinraub, the founder of Mind in Motion, combines her background in coaching and counseling with a passion for health in her multi-dimensional therapy practice. A healthy lifestyle, appreciation of nature, passion for movement and dedication to helping others inspired her to found Mind in Motion in 2007.