Great Coaches Are Pro Failure; They Are Pro-Learning. How you present, the role of failure is essential. Unless you expressly and actively make it psychologically safe to fail, your players will automatically seek to avoid failure. If you want cautious, predictable players, then tell them their every move and criticize errors. Instead, if you want your players to thrive and develop, be intentional about creating a culture where players know they can express themselves and try things without the worry of being shouted at.

See the source imageGreat Coaches Are Often Great Encouragers. Truett Cathy (you know, the Chick-fil-A guy) said, “How do you know if a man or woman needs encouragement? If they are breathing.” We all need encouragement, and great coaches encourage and inspire others to do more and become more than they ever thought possible.