The Different Effects Of Bad Coaching In Sports

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Coaching is a form of development in which a coach supports a learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance (Passmore, 2006). In sports, a coach is a person involved in the direction instruction and training of the operations of a sports team. Bad coaching is the use of verbal abuse, intimidation, humiliation or threats practiced by coaches in order to exert some amount of power over the players. Bad coaching includes bullying in a way meant to enhance team members acquire a certain level of mental toughness. It is characterized by an improvement in performance out of fear of the consequences due to lack of good performance. Enduring an atmosphere of bullying can build mental toughness and enhance performance under pressure. In some cases, anger may enhance athletic performance as it prompts a physiological response of increased muscle strength (Mitch 2010). In high school my favorite coach and the one I credit most of my success is Davidson Bale. He was forceful, negative and always yelled whenever one made an error. When he saw how upset you would get at his comments, he would merely tell you that you needed to learn not to take his criticism personally. In addition, Sinclair and Vealey (1989) found that high performance athletes received more criticism or feedback from…show more content…
It is important to consider that young people are fragile and they are developing in body, mind and spirit. In general coaches and parents want what is best for the team and want to see it succeed. In conclusion, coaches need victory and want to reach the players full potential and this can sometimes be done in ways that actually have the negative effect on the players but bring out positive performance. In other cases bad coaching can lead to mental blocks, causing breaks in focus and preparation leading to poor
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