This is always a good one to remember.
In boxing I find there is a lot of negative language used while teaching/ watching and a lot of ‘telling’.
Examples… ‘get your hands up’, ‘your guards too low’, ‘Move your feet’, ‘move your head’, ‘you’re not trying hard enough’, ‘not quick enough’ etc etc…
How often do we say ‘well done’? probably nowhere near as often as we say something negative?
I know boxers need schooling, it’s repetitive and we have to keep saying the same things over and over for years for them to learn, but we can’t forget the power of giving them some praise.
Boxing’s one of the toughest sports in the world, kids will often pack in if the coach is grinding them down mentally.
It’s what you say and how you say it ??