Wednesday, July 3, 2013
As I sit in my car on this gooey evening, in the parking lot next to the lacrosse field watching my daughter's practice, I can't help but smile after listening to the advice the coach shared with the girls tonight. His last lecture was about mental toughness. Tonight's is about mental freshness. He's advising them that if they had a bad game the night before, missed shots or passes, they need to erase, erase, erase. To quote his exact words, "Girls, you need to flush it!"
Good life lesson coach. Emotions can certainly cloud judgement and we shouldn't let emotions get the best of us. As coaches and parents we have an opportunity to help our athletes move beyond the moment, learn from their mistakes and remind them not to carry them around like a bag of luggage.