Sports players are always preparing for the game, the alignment, the rival, but what happens at the end? How do we manage that moment even if it is favorable or not?
At the end of the game, we all know that the mood of the players, the coach and the rest of the coaching staff will change depending on the final result, either way, it is not the best time to comment. In sports, the emotional component is very present and also is very attached to the result which will constantly provoke a carousel of emotions.
If we have won the game, we have to transmit our joy in a controlled way and congratulate the team, if we lose it we need to avoid reproaches, corrections or say things that we can later regret.
It would be convenient as coaches to maintain an emotional balance, neither an excess of adrenaline to the victory nor an abysmal decay before the defeat to transmit to the team stability and serenity in the way to act.
It is important to create this space at the end of the competition, so that players can release their emotions as it is necessary to start strongly the new week of work. This time will also be very useful for the coach as it will allow you to calmly select the information that you consider relevant and structure it for the benefit of the team.
The first training after the game would be the most accurate time to be able to comment everything necessary. Here, the players will have had time to reflect and will be calmer to have a dialogue that can draw conclusions and, therefore, it allows to create a space for learning based on it.
Here, it would help us a lot to be able to count on the possibility of having visual material that supports us, contributing arguments of quality and validity. In this way, we will be able to demonstrate to the players the observations that we have been making are certain and objective without a place of a doubt or to think that it is a subjective opinion based on the relation that has or not with the athlete in question.
We do not have resistance when speaking with our players individually, it is important to know them, not just technically. That knowledge about how they react or what they think will also help you to work in the field and get the most out of your team.
By [Jose Manuel Aguilera Rioboo].