Behind the Whistle is from Penn State coach Missy Doherty:
"ADVERSITY. How do you deal with it?
Do you keep changing the environment around the individual, or does the individual have the ability to change in order to maximize their environment? This is so hard as a parent, because I want to give my children the best! But as a coach, I have the constant reminder that my young boys have to deal with disappointment. They get stronger when they can solve some of their own problems. If they can be a chameleon and find the ways to get the most out of the environment around them, they will learn how to be stronger individuals. The strongest athletes I’ve encountered had great self-awareness for the things they could improve themselves, and they didn’t waste their time blaming their struggles on everything else around them."
HELP YOUR ATHLETE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER COMPETITION
Know their goals, roles and needs, and accept them.
Release them to the game, their coach and team.
Model poise, confidence and correct behavior.
Focus on our team.
Give them time and space. Be a confidence builder.
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