Be involved !
Mental coaching isn’t about shouting uplifting words all the times or telling a player he needs more confidence, that’s just not enough. Tell him something he doesn’t know yet !
HOW he can get more confidence…WHAT does he need to do ? He wants a solution, not just having the problem shoved under his nose again…
Sometimes we believe our children aren’t smart enough, We often talk behind their back and make decisions according to what we believe is best, but they themselves are part of the solution.
They have to learn how to focus and how to communicate honestly !
Team players should be encouraged to regularly talk to eachother so they can better understand their team and be involved in it.
The reason why I caricatured some players in my previous blog Soccer is a TEAM sport (the bully, the cryer, the comedian, the unmotivated one) is because all of these traits are present within yourselves on some level but you have to acknowledge this in order to change it.
Be honest with yourselves, talk about your qualities and your flaws and regard critcism from coaches and team members as feedback.
Listen and work on the solution together !
Phuro! Be inspired!