Tell Your Athlete’s “It’s Okay To Fail”
The truth is coaching is a process. Growing your team and improving your athletes’ abilities to compete, takes time. As a coach you MUST understand that failure is inevitable. YOU have the ability to make or break your team’s growth. Instead of crippling your athletes with fear of failing, help them understand that they ARE going to fail at some point and that it’s okay if they do.
Recognizing areas in which your athletes need work and developing drills to focus on these areas will be extremely helpful to the growth of your team. It will also make your athletes feel as though you have their best interest in mind and give them the perspective to work harder to strengthen areas they otherwise would not have focused on. Instead of feeling discouraged by the failure, they’ll recognize it as an opportunity to improve.
For more on this topic and for more coaching tips, be sure to listen to Episode 13 of my True Grit Life Podcast as shown above!