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How To Deliver Feedback

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Watch youth sport coaches from around the country put the principles from Play Positive and Positive Coaching Alliance to work with their athletes.

Asking permission before giving feedback is a tactic coaches can use to help athletes take ownership of the feedback. As you’ll see in this video, most players say "yes" and are then more receptive to the criticism or correction. This approach also led athletes to say "no." A player who is having a bad day or hard practice may not feel emotionally ready to receive critical feedback at that moment. However, more often than not, a player will accept a coach's offer and then take ownership in implementing the coach's suggested changes.

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