When your athletes make an error or mistake it can make your emotions can run high. Your reaction to a mistake may be to reprimand the player, but athletes’ needs to know that you still have confidence in them after a mistake.
Do not attempt to coach the athlete under the umbrella of anger or frustration. Wait until you calm down before giving instructions. First, you need to be in control of your emotions before you can help the player gain control and regain his composure.
Once you and the player have both cooled off tell them what you want them to do instead of what you don’t want to happen again. This will help your athlete get back into the game rather than dwell on the past.
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