The Importance Of Feedback

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In sports, feedback given by coaches to their players when correcting or advising them on their performance is largely ignored. Feedback is the evaluation process used by coaches to inform their players of their performance on the field. Many people believe that a coach has the right to give negative and hostile feedback to the players. However, they do not realize that while a favorable response can provide many positive changes on the players, an unfavorable remark can have negative motivational changes as well. This paper discusses the various types of feedback and such assessments that are appropriate for coaches to use when addressing athletes. Coaches give feedback with the aim of improving performance and enhance positive motivational…show more content…
At any time that a coach reacts to a situation during a game or practice, he gives any of the twelve feedbacks mentioned above. It is important for a coach to know all the types of feedback as well as the consequences of them, so they can help players to be the best that they can be. By doing this, the coach maximizes the player’s motivation during games. In other words, players play well when they receive constructive criticism but perform badly when their coach yells unjust remarks that are directed towards them (Stanley & Moore,…show more content…
The negative feedback given to players by their coaches is one of the areas in sports where people often ignore. There are various types of feedbacks given to players by their coach and two specific types of behaviors used to classify feedback include reactive and spontaneous feedback. When feedback is given to the players, they create a motivational climate which can either be ego-involving or task-involving. Ego-involving motivational climate can be created when the coach yells, undermines, shouts at or isolates a player. Task-involving motivational climate is created when a coach’s feedback impacts players positively. Coaches should appropriately give comments and avoid those that create a negative motivational climate for the players and can lead to mental
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