After a competition, parents too often launch into analyzing their kid’s performance–at a time when kids aren’t ready to listen. They also give too many tips related to practice. Kids don’t see their parents as experts, even when parents have valuable information to share.
Parents need the awareness and mindset to resist telling their child what to do. Whether you feel you’re teaching or coaching your young athletes, you should speak to them in a way that allows them to listen. One approach is to ask a question: “I see you are frustrated with your forehand, what are you noticing about your feet while you hit?”
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