We are all victims!
We forget the power of words, I took a group of players to a tournament today and I received a phone call from an assistant coach. He Said, “Eli, tell the kids not to stress, don’t worry and just play their game” I replied NO!!! Obviously, his intentions are/were good and he did not realise the power of words, but if I tell you… I don’t want you to think about the colour red, what colour pop’s into your head? red of course!
Telling your students not to stress and not to worry, subconsciously triggers stress and worry!
Try to only use positive words when mentoring and coaching your students.