Do You Criticize the Performance or the Player?
Personally Focused and Confusing
What's wrong with you today?
We don't want you on our team.
Why can't you play as well as Tommy?
How long have you been playing this sport?
We are looking for better kids.
Why can't you play more like your brother?
Did your dad teach you that?
Are you this way in school too?
Would your mom be proud of this behavior?
Don't let this team down.
Why can't you be better?
Performance Focused and Better
Your effort is not up to your usual level.
There were other players who in our judgment made better effort.
You will need to move more quickly if you are to have an impact during the play.
Let me show you where you need to be when these events happen.
We need players with more advanced skills.
If you are not feeling well, take a break and try again in a few minutes.
We are counting on a good performance from you today.
When coaches are careful to keep discussions focused on behaviors, they are also keeping their players focused on things they can change. When conversations become more personal, it makes it harder for players to equate a simple change of behavior with improved performance. Giving players a clear set of expectations and measurements is the easiest way to get the most from a team.
Thank you to Sports Esteem for sharing the above article.
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