An errant pass that results in an own goal… a missed free throw that could’ve tied the game… a throwing error that leads to the go-ahead run. Mistakes are common in youth sports, and every athlete is likely to make a major one at some point. And after they do, they will either learn from their mistake and get better, or they will get down on themselves and lose their confidence. Our research shows that how an athlete responds to a mistake can depend a lot on how their coach handles it.
SEE THE IMPACT A COACH’S RESPONSE TO MISTAKES HAS ON THE ATHLETE’S EXPERIENCE