My experiences as a teacher and coach have affected me deeply. I have rarely worked with a parent or coach who doesn’t want the best for the child.
I do not believe people set out to deliberately undermine and limit a child’s potential, diminish their independence and reduce their enjoyment of sport.
It can be obvious in some cases (shouting, threatening, ignoring, punishing) but mainly it occurs in subtle ways, so gradual and slight that no one really notices at the time.
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