From the Field:
“My coach wanted me to dribble a lot more, but I didn’t want to get tackled and give the ball away. I now feel confident that I can dribble past people and not get tackled.” Under 12 Academy Player
The final C, confidence, is essentially a state of mind linked to the beliefs that your child has in executing a skill to a desired level, or achieving a specific outcome. In many respects it serves as the outcome of well-developed commitment, communication, concentration and control. It is characterised by players who try new skills, take calculated risks, show strong body language, and stay fully involved in the game. Such players consistently ‘play brave’ and want the ball regardless of the scoreline or time left in the match.
Take a look at the video below of coach and players talking about confidence.