Although off-road moto racing oftentimes gets heat for being an unsafe sport, the reality is that every sport has an element of danger and risk—that’s what makes it exciting for many athletes. If your child is an aspiring dirt biker, here are some helpful pieces of advice to use to foster confidence and success.
Coach, Starting With Positive Comments
Surprise your son and get his attention by saying a few positive things about his recent motocross event or off-road moto race. For instance, “You really handled that last big turn like a pro.” This will encourage your son to also be positive about his performance. You could even ask, “What are some things you were really proud of in your performance today?” After this point, you may even be able to function as a coach, asking your son how he hopes to improve, and the steps that he thinks must be taken to achieve that improvement.
Your children are tuned into the subtle ways in which you respond to their successes and failures. Instead of showing a lot of excitement about a good off-road moto race, or disappointment after a bad race, it’s smart to try to control your body language and facial expressions to the extent that you appear both supportive and even keel, whether the off-road moto race was good or bad.
Avoid Discussing Moto When Not at the Track
It’s important for your child to have as much balance in life as possible. For this reason, you should avoid talking about off-road moto when you’re at home. It’s especially a good idea to generally avoid the topic of lap times and racing statistics. Bringing these things up once in a while isn’t bad, but only if your child wants to talk about it, and if your aim is to improve future performance.
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