Please share your comments, questions, and opinions in our discussion forum/message board.We added this component to Sport Psychology Today to allow parents, athletes, coaches, students, and professionals the opportunity to submit any questions, topics, and advice publicly.When I thought I did something right he thought it was wrong, and when I tried to work hard and gain his approval it was never good enough.It got to the point where I was making up excuses to get out of practice, and I even hoped I would be benched so I didn’t have to worry anymore.They can influence whether young athletes enjoy sports and want to continue playing.Some coaches can get kids excited about sports, while other coaches may discourage kids or take the fun out of the game.Often, young athletes’ first reaction to being treated this way is shame.
Once you click “Discussion” you can register for FREE and log-in and share your thoughts and questions with unlimited access. For special situations (esports and China) we used two additional categories: other social media -- for when the athlete was more relevant on a platform outside the Big Three (Twitch, for example, although no gamers made the top 100) -- and, in China's case, Baidu search score, because Google is blocked there.Salary is not used as a factor because of differences among sports. We have also excluded amateur athletes -- Deshaun Watson, Lonzo Ball and Katie Ledecky, for example -- due to lack of salary and endorsements.We started with Forbes' annual list of the highest-paid athletes and expanded the pool from there using a variety of domestic and international sources to make sure we didn't overlook any legitimate candidates.(You can find the 2016 World Fame 100 here.) We also sought input from ESPN journalists around the world, including colleagues in our bureaus in Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom.For example, players in a league with a salary cap would be at an unfair disadvantage when measured against players in uncapped leagues. The social media followings and Google Trend scores (which show relative popularity based on how often names are searched on a scale of 0 to 100) were as of April 19. Contributors: Primary research by Sachin Dave Chandan and Charlotte Gibson.