By: Micheal L. Jones Ed.D., DD, RMHC - Pasco-Hernando State College
When did talking to the fans become part of the game? This can be a distraction for athletes during competition. What are some key factors on how this can reflect low performance in competition and result in bigger issues in other competitions down the road?
Coaches, try to help give feedback to your players of the importance to stay out of the fans space. I think having fans at the game in good spirit, cheering teams on are awesome. However, once athletes make an encroachment to talking to fans during the game, they have now made a mistake that could cost them the game or there career as a student athlete.
What are some strategies for coaches to prevent athletes from talking to fans during a game?
Athletes are going to make mistakes. However, as long as we put in remedies for prevention as coaches, we can cut back on mistakes such as talking to fans during a game.