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Jack Perconte

Game Coaching and Practice Coaching

Many coaches do it the opposite way, which leads to kids afraid to make mistakes.
 
At practice, challenge players, as game-like as possible, and insist on continual attention to the little details that help players learn the game. Building sense of urgency and intensity into practice is essential. Coaches often fail to challenge players appropriately in practice in fear that players’ confidence levels will decline. Practice is the time for players to learn to deal with failure, and that comes from challenging them. Allowing players to get away with incorrect actions during practice always show up in games.
 
The opposite coaching strategy is best for games, when coaches allow players to play loosely, without fear of making mistakes, and without thinking of mechanical details. Teach but do so in a less intense manner than in practice. Over time, coaches will notice players working hard in practice but with less tension and thought in games.