Calling Up, Not Out
May 30, 2017
Athletes know the second that they screw up.
There is a fire that burns deeply within them at that moment.
Frustration. Disappointment. Anger. Confusion. Competitiveness. Drive.
Sometimes a fire needs to be properly stoked in order to get raging again.
While most people call athletes out when they mess up, there is another way.
Try calling them up, not out.
You are better than that! There is more in you! Rise above it! You got this!
Calling an athlete up is more positive, more productive, and less demeaning.
It conveys you believe in them while reminding them they are capable of more.
It helps the athlete to stop beating themselves up and start to think positively.
Calling an athlete up, not out, to their higher potential is more effective.