How you personally deal with failure is key to promoting a culture of fearless competitors.
Reflect on the following:
As a coach, how do you deal with failure on the floor? What is your reaction? Explain.
How can your reaction affect the confidence of your athletes? Explain.
Is it possible to teach when you are reacting in a way that appears emotionally out of control? Explain.
Describe a time you lost your cool on the sideline. What was the result? (If you have not personally experienced this scenario, describe one you have witnessed.)
What do you feel is the difference between passion and anger from a coach?
Describe how you might move towards a strategy of dealing with your own anger/emotions that will best serve your athletes and your program.
Separating your identity from the game, finish your journal with a statement related to using your emotions in an intentional and proactive manner of who you want to be as a coach. (Possible format: I am a coach who is� I will�my intentions are�)
Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.