Some athletes are reluctant to discuss their true feelings about the mental game in the team meetings. This may be because they feel embarrassed to share these thoughts in a group setting, or they may feel uncomfortable and hesitant to show weakness to you, the coach.
Use team meetings to discuss exactly what your team needs in order to help them embrace mental training strategies. You certainly want to uncover any myths your team has about mental training, such as only problem athletes need it. If you use practice time for mental training, this shows your commitment to mental training.
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