As if the athlete doesn’t know that he or she screwed up and thinking long and hard about how they’re going to fix the problem. All your doing is increasing the anxiety and hurting the athlete’s ability to perform next time.
What is mental toughness?
It is being focused, confidence, determined and resilient especially under pressure.
You know if your players would’ve played with more of that, then they’d be bringing their A game in the competition, just like you get to see in practice quite often or regularly, right?
If you coached athletes for any significant amount of time, you know that performance anxiety and fear of failure are the biggest obstacle in playing their best.