If the players is not responding positively to what the coach is doing, isn't it the coach's job to do what is bext for the player. Not all athletes perform better by being berated all the time. Especially athletes today. They need praise and they need it often. JMO. Old style coaches are done. They can't coach the same way they used to.Do you all think it’s ok if an 18u player has a talk with the coach and ask her to maybe be a little more positive and have some faith? The negative is wearing her down mentally and she’s questioning if she should say something now or ride it out and finish the season, and say nothing. Not sure about this because I can see it going bad or good. She’s open to criticism, and really wants to please the coaches but she wants to say “maybe throw a little positive in there sometimes” because she feels like coach doesn’t value her. Or does she just say nothing and build her mental toughness. She feels her teammates value her though. Her and another girl are new to the team and they seem to be the ones coach is focusing some negativity on. Maybe she’s trying to break them in on her style.
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100% agree. As long as it is a mature conversation, it will be helpful for both.Yes it is more than OK for a player to talk to a coach about something that is bothering her. Communication between coach and player is very important. Your DD needs to learn how to approach adults and have adult conversations with them. What better way to do that than with her coach. What's the worst that could happen?