I Will not Yell or Go Negative– Ever!

I Will not Yell or Go Negative– Ever!

I had a parent a few months ago say she wished I would yell at her kid “and get him moving.”   I was caught off guard and didn’t know how to respond — but I have been thinking about it ever since.  My answer to her today is– “No you don’t – Yelling Negative Comments and criticism are Counterproductive and Can Be Damaging”

This coach is outrageous, his pupil is not doing very well.

Do you like getting yelled at? I bet you don’t whether it’s at work, home or on the field or court. As adults we sometimes forget that children are people too. Yet, some youth coaches, yell at players and criticize their performance. And here’s why: they think they play better after they yell or criticize them. Even if that is true (I don’t believe it is) it is damaging to the child and the team