How can I help a player to stop cringing and/or flinching during a soccer game.
by Coach Dad
(Pearl City, Hawaii)
I coach my youngest daughter's U12 team and have been her only coach, since U6. She has progressively picked up a bad habit of cringing or flinching whenever any player kicks the ball, from anywhere on the field. It's got to a point where she doesn't even want to win a ball or stop an attacking player. What can I do to help her get out of this funk and start winning balls, defend, attack, and most of all become a solid dependable teammate. I feel really bad for her, she tries really hard to overcome this habit, but can't get the thought of being hit by a ball and or player. Please anything to help me to help her.