PCA Development ZoneTM

Resource Center

How Young Athletes Benefit From Constructive Feedback Later In Life

How Young Athletes Benefit From Constructive Feedback Later In Life

Share This Resource

Gevvie Stone (@gevgevs) won a Silver Medal in Single Sculling at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Interestingly, Stone is also a Physician, graduating from Tufts School of Medicine while also training for the Olympics. She also competed in the single sculls at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she placed 7th overall. In college while at Princeton, she won the women's Championship Singles race at the Head of the Charles Regatta six times.

In this video, shot at PCA-New England's "Play On: Girls in the Game" event in 2016, Gevvie explains the benefits of a young athlete learning to accept and process constructive criticism. While it is clear at the beginning of the video that receiving criticism is not always enjoyable, Gevvie goes on to explain that being coachable as a young athlete can go a long way toward one's ability to thrive in school and other aspects of life.