Coping with Mistakes
Do you (or your athletes) get caught up in mistakes, leading to more mental errors on the football field?
Most athletes swill dwell on mistakes because of their high expectations about performance. The think making a mistake is unacceptable and they tend to get stuck on the mistake and can’t move on.
Expectations are the personal standards you have for your performance–they are not goals, but rather the unwritten rules you have for your performance. When you fail to play up to your standards, you get frustrated.
It’s important for football players to not have expectations about their performance and judge their performance each play. To flush mistakes quickly, you have to understand how to overcome these rigid expectations..
In Video 5 of my series for football, I discuss how to cope with mistakes during a football game.