. What is Nudge Sports?

We are India’s only structured sport and performance psychology program. We aim to help athletes and teams work on their mental conditioning and performance enhancement to maximize their potential at any competitive level of their sport. We also train corporates and business professionals, enabling them to develop a champion mindset using techniques, interventions, programs with our Masterclass series and Nudge Series sessions that are developed by our work with elite athletes.

. Who is Nudge Sports for?

Nudge Sports programs are for any athlete from the age of 13 looking to enter the world of competitive sports. Nudge Sports with their personalized programs helps the athletes take care of their mental condition and workload in coping with the internal and external pressures in the world of competitive sports. It is also useful for companies to get their management team primed and ready to face obstacles and challenges in a corporate environment. We strive to make an individual become not just a better player/professional but a stronger and a socially conscious individual.

. How can a Nudge Sports program help you?

The sport & performance psychologists at Nudge Sports understand the human side of sportspersons before tapping into their emotions and psychological wellbeing to help them perform better. Our programs are focused on developing self-confidence and creating a positive mental make-up, thereby instilling a winning attitude free from external and internal negativity. Our curated programs for corporates imbibe cues and methods from our learnings with sports teams and athletes.

. Who will conduct the training sessions and programs?

We have a panel of qualified and experienced sport & performance psychologists and counseling psychologists who will conduct the sessions. They have worked with age-level athletes across schools, colleges/universities, and elite national/international athletes, Olympians, Paralympians. We also bring on board domain experts from various sports backgrounds to develop practical sessions to cover all aspects of peak performance enhancement.


. Should sports be treated as a serious regimen or should it be fun play for kids?

Enthuse & encourage younger kids into their choice of sport. While it need not be a strict regimen, encourage them to wholeheartedly enjoy a sport. With all the money in professional sports today, it is hard for parents to understand that it’s just good fun for young athletes. The primary goal should be to have fun and enjoy the healthy competition.

. Who is your child’s first role model?

You are! As such, you should model composure and poise on the sidelines. When you are at competition, your child mimics your behavior as well as other role models. You become a role model in how you react to a close race or the questionable behavior of a competitor. Stay calm, composed, and in control during games so your child superstar can mimic those positive behaviors.

. Should you double up as a coach?

Refrain from game-time coaching. During competition, it’s time to just let them play. All the practice should be set aside because this is the time that athletes need trust in the training and react on the court or field. “Just do it” as the saying goes. Too much coaching (or over-coaching) can lead to mistakes and cautious performance called paralysis by over analysis in our work. Save the coaching for practice and use encouragement at game time instead.

. What role can you play in helping your child to detach self-esteem from achievement?

Too many athletes, attach self-worth to the level of performance or outcomes. Help your child understand that they are a person FIRST who happens to be an athlete instead of an athlete who happens to be a person. Success or number of wins should not determine a person’s self-esteem.

. How can you guide your child athlete?

Ask your child athlete the right questions. Asking the right questions after competition and games will tell your child what you think is important in sports. If you ask, “Did you win?” your child will think winning is important. If you ask, “Did you have fun?” he or she will assume having fun is important.

. How can you help broaden your child’s horizon?

Focus on teaching life skills, and allow your child to be involved in the decision making about sports participation. Reinforce and support your child's decisions. Know your child's friends on the team. Focus on supporting your child, especially when he or she reaches adolescence.