Praise, feedback, criticism.....

'Some teachers (coaches) rebel so far away from being authoritarian that they praise all their little player's decisions, good or bad.  Their intention is to build confidence, but instead they discourage objectivity, encourage self-indulgence, and perhaps most destructively, they create a dishonest relationship between instructor and pupil that any bright child can sense.'  (Josh Waitzkin, from The Art of learning)

Creating a learning culture around the idea that there is no failure, only feedback allows us as coaches to deliver constructive, objective feedback that our athletes can take on-board to help them progress with a mastery orientated response to challenging situations.