Confidence is contagious.
This is but one reason why it is so important for coaches to give athletes their confidence in them.
Think about this for a minute. If a majority of the communication you have with an individual centers on correcting mistakes the individual has made, this can be a very negative message you are delivering. It is important to appreciate and remember always this simple fact...
Lack of confidence is also contagious.
Work diligently to break the chain of negativity as soon as possible. One example is of how our teams replace "my bad" (an acknowledgement of a mistake made) with "next play!" (an encouragement to immediately move on.)